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Re: Cyrillic Rokbeigalmki Transliterations

From:Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>
Date:Thursday, November 29, 2001, 21:32
> Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 07:46:03 +1100 > From: Tristan Alexander McLeay <anstouh@...> > > On Thu, 29 Nov 2001, Lars Henrik Mathiesen wrote: > > someone told us earlier that the commonly used Windows fonts are > > severely out of date (Unicode 1 instead of 3). > > I know I've said that the commonly used Windows fonts use a subset of > Unicode 1 named WGL4 (Windows Glyph Level 4, I presume an earlier one was > WinLatin-1, but I don't know about the others), this could be what you're > thinking of
No, this was about fonts like Arial Unicode MS and Lucida Sans Unicode, which go well beyond WGL4 --- but which were constructed back when Unicode 2.0 wasn't out yet. Talking of fonts, I'm now running Xfree86 on my work laptop, and I can report that it installs with text mode support for utf-8 and overstriking diacritics (max 2), and terminal fonts with full coverage for Unicode 3. It's just a pity that FreeBSD has such abysmal locale support, and doesn't know UTF-8 from a hole in the ground. Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn@...> (Humour NOT marked)