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Re: fonts for Chinese charset

From: Eric
Subject: Re: fonts for Chinese charset
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 00:08:10 -0700 (PDT)
User-agent: G2/1.0

Nevermind! I compiled emacs 23 and all works well. All characters
report their character set as unicode (or unicode bmp for Chinese
chars) and while it's using a hideous Chinese font I'll bet I can
figure that one out on my own.


On Jun 14, 12:10 pm, Eric Abrahamsen <address@hidden> wrote:
> So rather than attempting to hijack the other utf char display thread,  
> I'll ask my question in a new one...
> My issue, it turns out, is that without defining any font stuff  
> whatsoever, emacs interprets most of my Chinese characters as Japanese  
> (presumably the Chinese character which exist as kanji in Japanese).  
> My language environment and preferred coding system is utf-8, but  
> running C-u C-x = on a Chinese character shows it as charset japanese-
> jisx0208, encoded by mule-utf-8. I recently set the default font to  
> Inconsolata, which resulted in more (about half) of the characters  
> being interpreted as a Chinese charset (chinese-gb2312), and also a  
> very different font being used for the "Japanese" and "Chinese"  
> characters. I thought this was where my problems started, in fact they  
> were existing problems highlighted by the use of obviously different  
> fonts.
> Running C-h C RET and looking at the coding system priority list, it  
> starts off with mule-utf-8, and then there are a few japanese coding  
> systems further down (but no chinese). I thought if I used prefer-
> coding-system to set the first priority to mule-utf-8 and the second  
> to gb2312 that might help, but it seems to have made no difference.  
> Presumably this is because charsets and coding systems are not the  
> same thing.
> Is there anything I can do to help emacs recognize all Chinese  
> characters as Chinese? My end goal is just to get emacs to use the  
> same (Chinese) font for all Chinese characters. I'm using Carbon emacs  
> (based on 22.3.1) on a Mac...
> Thanks!
> Eric

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