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Re: Problem with fonts in different width

From: Vesa Jääskeläinen
Subject: Re: Problem with fonts in different width
Date: Sat, 03 Jan 2009 21:30:10 +0200
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20081209)

Bean wrote:
> Hi,
> Unicode characters are split into two sizes, 16x16 and 16x8, and are
> stored in different files, for example:
> f16.pcf.gz
> -efont-fixed-medium-r-normal--16-160-75-75-c-160-iso10646-1
> h16.pcf.gz
> -efont-fixed-medium-r-normal--16-160-75-75-c-80-iso10646-1
> They can be converted to f16.pf2 and h16.pf2. However, only one font
> can be active at at time. So if we use both full and half width
> characters, some of them is not displayed properly. The pf2 format
> seems to allow different font widths. Perhaps the converter should
> allow multiple input, so that we can merge the two fonts into one pf2
> ?

At least unifont.bdf file contains different size glyphs. I tried with
multiple different glyph formats and it seems to include all glyphs I
have tried. It is supposed that font file itself has every font needed.

If your distribution does not feature unifont you can grab one from here:

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