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Re: How to get the script name symbols of a specific character?

From: Jambunathan K
Subject: Re: How to get the script name symbols of a specific character?
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 08:25:00 +0530
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

YE Qianchuan <> writes:

> Hi, all.
> According to the document of `set-fontset-font', its argument TARGET can
> be a charset or a script name symbol.  But I failed to find any
> documents about script name symbols. What I found that seem relevant
> are variables `charset-script-alist', `script-representative-chars'
> and `char-script-table'.  However none of them tells me the details of
> those scripts, I can only guess by their names.

These two suggestions or from stackoverflow thread

        M-: (char-table-extra-slot char-script-table 0)
        M-x list-character-sets

Long time ago, I was trying to assign font to tamil/indic scripts.  I
was hoping that there would be a command like `describe-scripts' or some
such thing.  I was disappointed.

May be there should be one.

> My case is, for example, a set of unicode characters are displayed as
> hex boxes. I want to assign a proper font to display them. Specifying
> TARGET to unicode is not a good idea IMHO. I'd better find their
> script name symbol as TARGET, like `Han' for CJK characters.
> In practice, by calling `describe-char', I get which charset is
> corresponding to this character. So I can specify it to modify its
> font.  However, I can't find a method to get a character's script name
> symbols.
> How can I achieve this? Do I miss something?
> Thanks for your help.


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