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 severely out of date (Unicode 1 instead of 3).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 18.104.22.168 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)