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Wed, 24 Oct 2007 22:59:57 +0200
On Sep 30, 11:31 am, Girish Kulkarni wrote:
Using GNU Emacs 22.1.1 on Ubuntu 7.04. I have a limited understanding
of fonts related issues in Linux, and three possibly naive questions:
0. ... The README
file that came with the distribution then says something like, "The
file Emacs.ap contains X resource setting of fontsets for various size
fonts (14, 16, 18, and 24 dots)." Could somebody explain this to me?
This file is an ASCII text. It sets X resources that GNU Emacs reads
and applies at launch time. The file needs to have a particular name
and it needs to be found in certain places.
1. I tried entering some Devanagari characters in an empty buffer
using a Devanagari ITRANS keyboard and found that now Emacs could
render them, but not quite correctly -- the ligatures do not form at
all. Devanagari ligatures is usually a hard issue everywhere; how has
Emacs solved it?
Not at all – it's no text processor
2. Although my Emacs could render these few Devanagari characters
that I entered, it only showed empty boxes in the HELLO file. Why did
I wonder too! It might have to do with the strange encoding of this
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