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Re: Problem with some characters

From: Germán Arias
Subject: Re: Problem with some characters
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2010 22:44:02 -0600

On vie, 2010-09-10 at 21:32 +0200, Fred Kiefer wrote:
> The current way how we test whether a cairo (or rather fontconfig) font
> supports a character is horribly broken. As is the whole way we deal
> with characters and glyphs in that backend. The result is that
> characters get reported back as being supported by a font although they
> aren't. That way the font replacement code that is already in gui wont
> kick in here.
> The simplest way to work around this is to use fonts that actually
> supply all the characters you might use. An even better way to fix this
> is to rewrite the glyph handling of the GNUstep cairo backend to move
> away from the cairo toy font implementation.
> Fred

Well, the fonts I'm using have those characters. I can write without
problem on OpenOffice with these. But I noticed that if I copy and paste
these characters from OpenOffice to Ink, I can see these perfectly. Then
the problem is on the input from keyboard to get those characters. Or I
think so.

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