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Re: etc/HELLO markup etc.

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: etc/HELLO markup etc.
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2018 09:37:33 +0200

> From: handa <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2018 16:23:24 +0900
> > I'm not yet sure this is only about Han unification.  Using charsets
> > for specifying fonts is a general feature in Emacs, which can be used
> > to control which fonts are selected independently of what the OS
> > facilities such as fontconfig do.
> > I hope Handa-san will be able to comment on this stuff.
> > If Han unification is the only important user of the charset property,
> > then yes, we could remove the rest of the charset info from HELLO.
> Long ago, the quality of fonts designed for a specific regacy charset
> were far better than so-called Unicode fonts even for non-Han charaters.
> So, the charset information for non-Han charsets did have some meaning.
> But, I don't know the current situation.  Perhaps, it is good to remove
> them and wait for complaint from users.


What about using the charset information in general for font
selection?  Do you think this is a valuable feature, or was it again
designed only due to the issues you mention above with fonts designed
for legacy charsets?

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