Re: International Characters
On Mon, Oct 13, 2003 at 11:55:11PM -0700, Marshal Wong wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-10-13 at 21:58, Tom wrote:
> The most obvious... Did you install any chinese fonts?
No, just Bitstream Vera.
> Another question is, are you running gnome 1 or gnome2? gnome2's
> handling of international characters is pretty nice.
Gnome2. I just noticed something unexpected:
I have ttf-bitstream-vera installed. I run gucharmap, and check Vera,
Vera Sans, and Vera Mono. I see all characters for "Basic Latin" and
"Latin-1 Supplement", but only about half the characters for "Latin
Then, I install ttf-dustin and run gucharmap again. This time, for
Vera & VeraSans & VeraMono I see all the characters for "Latin
Extended-A" except U+0138 LATIN SMALL LETTER KRA. When I uninstall
ttf-dustin, it goes back to only showing about half. It's repeatable.
What's going on?
Another question: apt-cache show ttf shows several potential chinese
fonts. Microsoft has a variation of Arial (and some others) that has
almost the full Unicode character set (it's like 30mb font) when you
install Chinese support; is there something like that for Linux? Or
should I just use the Microsoft complete-Unicode fonts?