Simos Xenitellis wrote:
Στις 27/Ιούν/2005, ημέρα Δευτέρα και ώρα 14:33, ο/η P(a)draigBrady.com
>On my fedora core 3 gnome desktop,
>I get a weird representation for U+FFFD.
>Here's what it looks like for you [�].
>It's the "REPLACEMENT CHARACTER", and according
>to the following should be question mark enclosed
>in a solid diamond: http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/UFFF0.pdf
>I've been told that this is also the representation
>on windows and OSX.
>However I'm getting a weird comma like thing, which
>Markus Kuhn _has_ made reference to here I think:
>In the gnome charmap applet it seems to be the nimbus
>and schoolbook (sans and serif) fallback fonts that have
>this weird representation. The (Misc) Fixed fonts
>do have the question mark as expected.
>So why this weird representation?
>I'm writing an app where I would like to display
>characters that are invalid in the current encoding,
>and the comma like thing it totally confusing for users.
On my system (FC2), gucharmap says it's FreeSans.
Doesn't FC3 have FreeSans/FreeSerif/FreeMono?
Right so bitstream-vera doesn't even have the FFFD char,
and the fallback nimbus has this weird comma like thing.
I don't think freefont is part of fedora.
I installed FreeSans manually and it has a
beautiful question mark respresentation as described above.
But that's not going to work for my app unless I
install a font with it, but I really don't want to
start that messing.
Ubuntu and other distributions come with "freefont" by
a good range of the Unicode space.
If FC4 does not install by default freefont, you should file a bug
Right, I'mm cc'ing fedora-devel as I've found no bugs
mentioning dejavu or freefont etc.
Extending bitstream was mentioned in this thread:
Perhaps making freefont the default might be a better approach?
What do people think?
Pádraig Brady - http://www.pixelbeat.org