Re: Bug#219551: Unicode xterms should do some kind of substitution for missing characters
Cameron Patrick <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I nevertheless maintain that if the requested glyph /isn't/ available,
> it is more useful to display some approximation of the requested
> character than a little white box.
> Mozilla already handles this kind of thing. So do gvim and
> gnome-terminal, which suggests that it might be GTK in general that
> handles it. It is even conceivable that the Unicode-handling library
> might be separate from GTK itself; if that is the case, xterm may be
> able to link to it?
Pango (libpango1.0-0) is probably what you're thinking of; it has a
potentially problematic dependency on glib. There's also libunicode0,
which depends only on libc, but the only relevant-sounding function I
see is unicode_canonical_decomposition, which may not quite suffice.
Aaron M. Ucko, KB1CJC (amu at alum.mit.edu, ucko at debian.org)
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