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Re: big5 only on emacs-nox for Fedora core 6


From: weihan
Subject: Re: big5 only on emacs-nox for Fedora core 6
Date: 22 Mar 2007 22:25:25 -0700
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On 3月6日, 下午4時30分, David Hansen <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 5 Mar 2007 22:52:16 -0800 "weihan" <address@hidden> wrote:
>
>
>
> > Dear David:
> >  Thank you for your help. My emacs on Fedora core 6 is 21.4.1.
> > After I type the C-u C-x = on the Box as your suggest, here is
> > the message shown by emacs
>
> >   character: §U (0453075, 153149, 0x2563d)
> >     charset: chinese-big5-1 (Frequently used part (A141-C67F) of Big5
> > (Chinese traditional))
> >  code point: 44 61
> >      syntax: word
> >    category: C:Chinese (Han) characters of 2-byte character sets
> > c:Chinese
> >         |:While filling, we can break a line at this character.
> > buffer code: 0x98 0xAC 0xBD
> >   file code: 0xA7 0xDA (encoded by coding system chinese-big5)
> >        font: -- none --
>
> > Obviously, the emacs does not load the font properly. The font which I
> > want to use
> > are one of the following two :
>
> > -arphic technology co.-ar pl mingti2l big5-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-
> > c-0-ascii-0
> > -arphic technology co.-ar pl mingti2l big5-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-
> > c-0-iso10646-1
>
> I think these don't have the right encoding.  My Emacs chooses a
> font with the encoding "Big5-0".
>
> I think there are tools out there to create fonts of one encoding
> from font fonts of another encoding (as long as the intersection of
> common characters is big enough that it makes sense).  But i can't
> help on this topic.
>
> On Debian there are various xfonts-intl-* packages.  They don't look
> that nice but AFAIK they cover most scripts.
>
> Also you may find this page interesting:
>
> http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki/InternationalFonts
>
> > The .Xresources I set up is :
>
> > Emacs.Font:    fontset-18
> > Emacs.Fontset-0:   -*-*-medium-r-normal-*-18-*-*-*-*-*-fontset-18,\
> > ascii:-*-lucidatypewriter-medium-r-normal-*-*-100-*-*-m-*-iso8859-1,\
> > chinese-big5-1:-*-ar pl mingti2l big5-medium-r-normal-*-*-0-*-*-c-*-
> > ascii-0,\
> > chinese-big5-2:-*-ar pl mingti2l big5-medium-r-normal-*-*-0-*-*-c-*-
> > ascii-0
>
> Try this: Start xfontselect and set "rgstry" to big5, now pick any
> of the not grayed out fonts.  Also i think you can drop the "ascii"
> part (Emacs should pick the default font for ASCII):
>
> Alternatively (an ugly workaround) you can start emacs within a
> Unicode enabled XTerm:  xterm -u8 with the font you have choosen
> (the iso10646-1 one).  Though i don't know how good the support for
> asian scripts is (there are other terminal emulators that may be
> better, e.g. rxvt-unicode or mlterm).
>
> David

You are right. After I install the fonts with big5 "rgstry" , the
emacs works.
However, it really surprises me why the FC6 does not pre-install the
fonts.
Thank you for your advice.



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