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Re: Choice of fonts displaying etc/HELLO

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: Choice of fonts displaying etc/HELLO
Date: Wed, 06 Aug 2008 15:29:18 +0900
User-agent: SEMI/1.14.3 (Ushinoya) FLIM/1.14.2 (Yagi-Nishiguchi) APEL/10.2 Emacs/23.0.60 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) MULE/6.0 (HANACHIRUSATO)

In article <address@hidden>, "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden> writes:

> Kenichi Handa writes:
> Unfortunately, there's no such block as "Japanese" in
> Unicode.

> Unicode blocks are not really based on language, although the
> correlation is pretty high.


> Emacs could adapt fontconfig's "orthography" mechanism instead.

But, for selecting fonts for symbols (the current case is
U+2200 [FOR ALL]), such a mechanism doesn't work.

In addition, currently, Emacs doesn't know in which langauge
a text is written.  So, we can't use an appropriate ":lang"
property of fontconfig.

Kenichi Handa

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