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Re: Chinese file name problem in xterm

On 09-05-18, Long Wind wrote:
>  Thank Ben!
> i use twm, don't you realize it when you see screen shot attached in my 2nd mail of thread? twm is simple, i won't try xfce or gnome,they are complex, they may display Chinese correctly, but they likely have other problem,  even small problem like ugly font is unacceptable to me, you know
> i think vfat partition use unicode, which support many languages, i think it support both Traditional and simplified Chinese
> Chinese in your mail are correctly displayed in my firefox, i'v installed font-noto-cjk, but xterm still can't display all Chinese
>     On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 6:22:00 AM GMT+8, Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben@transient.nz> wrote:  
>  On 08/05/18 21:39, Long Wind wrote:
> > i decide to use old font with problem
> > the new font a user suggests can display Chinese correctly
> > but it display English ugly, and most of time i use English
> I use and recommend xfce4-terminal from Xfce. gnome-terminal should 
> perform similarly. What desktop environment do you use?
> With a UTF-8 locale, ext4 filesystem (UTF-8 filenames), and the 
> fonts-noto package, I can in an xfce4-terminal terminal instance:
> touch English
> touch 中文
> tmp$ ls -al
> total 16
> drwxrwx---  2 ben ben  4096 May  9 10:04 ./
> drwx------ 14 ben ben 12288 May  9 10:00 ../
> -rw-rw----  1 ben ben    0 May  9 10:01 English
> -rw-rw----  1 ben ben    0 May  9 10:04 中文
> tmp$
> Screenshot attached.
> > is that a bug? it still puzzle me
> > Chinese characters that aren't correctly displayed are common ones
> > so common that if any program can display Chinese it should be able to display them
> > why it can display some while it fail to display other?
> Traditional or simplified Chinese? (I do not speak or read Chinese, but 
> I know there is a difference, and can use Google Translate.)
> Your font likely has incomplete Unicode coverage. fonts-noto provides 
> large coverage for CJK code points:
> https://packages.debian.org/sid/fonts-noto
> https://packages.debian.org/sid/fonts-noto-cjk
> If your Chinese text is displayed properly in Firefox, you might already 
> have this font installed.
> > i want to be perfect, but i'm in poor health, can't bother such small thing
> > maybe next debian distro will not have such problem
> Debian bugs are fixed only when users and developers care about them. 
> What better health tonic than exercise, sunshine, and fixing Debian bugs?
> Kind regards,
> -- 
> Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben@transient.nz>
> Director
> Transient Software Limited <https://transient.nz/>
> New Zealand

You can always switch between fonts in xterm. In your home directory, in
.Xresources file, you can define several fonts. By right click with
mouse while holding Ctrl key on xterm window, you can then change fonts.
That right click dialogue will give you options like Default, Unreadable
and so on. It does not matter how those are called, it matters how did
you define them in your resources. Each font can be of same size and
just used for different languages, like in your case. Bitmap fonts work
fine in that set up, just find one that will show correctly Chinese

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