[squeak-dev] Re: Pasting unicode (was Re: Pharo:: Re: Cuis update)

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Fri Apr 17 04:41:49 UTC 2009

BTW, the situation doesn't seem to be quite as dire as one might assume. 
Attached are two screenshots which were created by:
a) Installing Dejavu first (download, click, choose "install font")
b) Going to ru.wikipedia.org and el.wikipedia.org
c) Copying and pasting the first article from the front page
That is about the extent of functionality that I can verify and it does 
seem to work allright except from the Character cr glyph displayed in 
Dejavu (I'm not sure where that comes from).

Perhaps half of the problems could be solved simply by installing Dejavu 
by default?

   - Andreas

Andreas Raab wrote:
> Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>> Err, we know quite well about these problems. Typing unicode chars 
>> don't work because the utf32 charcode is not used by the released 
>> image. To paste unicode text on the Mac you would need the image 
>> support for the extendend clipboard plugin. But even if typing or 
>> pasting works, the fonts only cover the latin-1 range, not full 
>> unicode. Neither Freetype nor HostFonts nor Pango support is in the 
>> released image, nor did we standardize on one.
>> All of these issues have been solved already, but did not make it into 
>> a release afaik.
> Interesting. Goes to show that I haven't been paying much attention. But 
> if the fixes are there (can you send some pointers?) it sounds like a 
> perfect candidate to assemble those into 3.11 and get this stuff 
> straight. For fonts, there is Dejavu (http://dejavu-fonts.org/) which is 
> based on the Bitstream Vera family and should make for a virtually 
> identical replacement.
> Cheers,
>   - Andreas

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