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Re: Incorrect glyph info in describe-char

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Incorrect glyph info in describe-char
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 13:06:17 +0300

> From: Anand Tamariya <atamariya@gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 14:42:42 +0530
> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org
>  Could you please post the images here?  TIA.
> See attached.


> Additional info: I applied text properties (it's in the describe-char output, 
> but easy to overlook) using 
> (put-text-property (point) (1+ (point)) 'face '(:weight bold :slant oblique))

You did that only for a single character SHIN?  But the image shows
that the entire string is displayed by a font that is not DejaVu Sans
Mono.  And at least on my system, DejaVu Sans Mono doesn't have glyphs
for the Hebrew block, so when I tell Emacs to use DejaVu Sans Mono as
the default font, the Hebrew letters are displayed using a different

If you don't apply the text property, do you see the Hebrew text
displayed by DejaVu Sans Mono, or does Emacs use a different font for
it?  And what does describe-char say about that if you don't apply the
text property?

> Apparently, this is what is causing the issue.

It could be, but I don't see how this could happen, by just looking at
the code involved in this.  I'm probably missing something.

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