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Re: enforcing double-width CJK character display

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: enforcing double-width CJK character display
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 20:01:21 +0300

> Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 15:17:58 +0200 (CEST)
> Cc: address@hidden
> From: Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden>
> > If it does, then the issue is with selecting a better font, is that
> > right?
> Essentially yes.  However, the question is what you define as `better'
> -- I'm talking about scalable fonts, of course, not about bitmap
> fonts.  There are two possibilities:
>   1. scale the CJK font so that its (CJK) glyphs are exactly the
>      double width of a given mono-width font
>   2. pad the CJK font horizontally with space around each CJK
>      character
> I tend towards solution 2 and I wonder whether Emacs already provides
> a means to do that, or maybe this can be handled on the FontConfig
> level.

I hope someone who is expert on fontconfig and font selection in Emacs
will be able to answer that.

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