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Re: Problem with some characters

From: Germán Arias
Subject: Re: Problem with some characters
Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2010 17:13:08 -0600

As I thought the problem was my keyboard. The only odd thing, is that
even with this problem OppenOffice worked fine, while GNUstep no.

On vie, 2010-09-10 at 22:44 -0600, Germán Arias wrote:
> 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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