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Re: lynx-dev Fun with character attributes in xterm (was: UTF-8 display

From: Sergei Pokrovsky
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Fun with character attributes in xterm (was: UTF-8 display questions)
Date: 14 Jun 2000 16:56:28 +0700
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>>>>> Thomas Dickey writes:

  Thomas> On Wed, Jun 14, 2000 at 01:50:13PM +0700, Sergei Pokrovsky
  Thomas> wrote:
  >> >>>>> Thomas E Dickey writes:
  Thomas> On Tue, 13 Jun 2000, Klaus Weide wrote:
  >> ...  >> So it would still be useful to figure out how to make
  >> xterm use >> character from the non-bold font for 'bold'ing
  Thomas> XFree86 xterm checks if the given bold font has the same
  Thomas> size as the normal font, and rejects it if it doesn't match.
  Thomas> If there's no corresponding bold font, it simulates the bold
  Thomas> font via overstriking.  (It also tries to find a bold font
  Thomas> to match font2 - font6).
  >>  I suspect that is done on a wholesale basis, not at the level of
  >> individual characters, right?  The problem is that there often

  Thomas> yes.  (but you wanted to know how to override it - not
  Thomas> simple since it does try to find a matching bold font).

Yes.  Actually the right solution is to complete the bold font with
the missing glyphs, that is to correct the deficient font file rather
than to try to compensate for its deficiency with external remedies.

  >> _is_ a suitable bold font, but that its implemented glyph
  >> repertoire often is more deficient than that of the normal face.


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