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Re: Fraktur


From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: Fraktur
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 13:05:33 +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>, Jason Rumney <address@hidden> writes:

> A. Soare wrote:
> > I try to use the german Fraktur, and I tried
> >
> > (standard-display-ascii ?a  (vector (decode-char 'ucs #x1D400)))
> >
> > , however the unicode character is not present. I see a box instead of the 
> > german `A`; Is there a possibility to use Fraktur in emacs?
> >   

> Only in Emacs-23 (from CVS), and then probably only if you've taught 
> Emacs which font contains that character (by default, Emacs does not 
> have very sophisticated rules for choosing fonts for Unicode Plane 1 
> characters):

The rule Emacs currently has for choosing a font for Unicode
Plane 1 is to find a font supporting a scpecifc script.  For
instance, U+1D400 belongs to `mathematical' script, so Emacs
searches fonts supporting that script. And, xft font-backend
uses `script-representative-chars' to do such searching.  Ad
the representative charcters of `mathematical' is U+1D400,
xft font-backend searches fonts that support U+1D400.

How does the font-backend for Windows searches fonts for a
specific script?

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Kenichi Handa
address@hidden




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