Re: Help on multilingual support for Linux
From: =??Q?Thomas_Temp=E9?= <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Help on multilingual support for Linux
> It would look much like a data repository system, with a *nix server and a
> GUI client, where the client would need true multilingual support (or at
> least as good a support as we can find one...) So we were looking at
> Unicode, because handling separate locales for each language did not look
One of the alternative of Unicode is to use combining ISO-2022 or etc.
> There is no problem with the server, all he has to do is handle 8-bit
> clean data. But the client would need to handle and display Unicode
> string. As of now, we were thinking about a Windows client (the API lets
> us do that). I really looked into the possibility to write a Linux client,
> but I did not find any API for displaying Unicode data.
> Do you know of any way we could display unicode data in a GUI environment?
> I found no widget set that could do any such thing... In the case that
> there is none, is it possible to use different locales to display data
> from different character sets in the same window?
This story maybe imply two different topics.
One is about UTF-8 fonts or other codesets' fonts,
and another is how to display.
If you want to display unicode data,
you have to get the unicode .bdf fonts.
unifont.deb provides UTF-8 font data.
You also get the data from
If you also investigate displaying many codesets without
Unicode, with like ISO-2022 or so, you need to get another
font data: xfonts-*.deb.
The source code of xemacs (http://www.xemacs.org),
xterm with utf8 (http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~rwb197/),
yudit, etc..., maybe help you to display unicode data.
Department of Computational Intelligence and Systems Science,
Tokyo Institute of Technology.