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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 17:04:03 +0530
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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.
> 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.

Put your cursor on the box and type 
        C-u C-x =

It will give more useful pointers.  The codepoint of a particular
character.  The name of the character, in the example below is prefixed
by the script it comes from etc.

|              position: 192 of 196 (97%), column: 0
|             character: ஜ (displayed as ஜ) (codepoint 2972, #o5634, #xb9c)
|     preferred charset: unicode (Unicode (ISO10646))
| code point in charset: 0x0B9C
|                syntax: w      which means: word
|              category: .:Base, L:Left-to-right (strong)
|              to input: type "ja" with tamil-itrans input method
|           buffer code: #xE0 #xAE #x9C
|             file code: #xE0 #xAE #x9C (encoded by coding system utf-8)
|               display: by this font (glyph code)
|     xft:-unknown-Lohit Tamil-normal-normal-normal-*-24-*-*-*-*-0-iso10646-1 
| Character code properties: customize what to show
|   general-category: Lo (Letter, Other)
|   decomposition: (2972) ('ஜ')
| There are text properties here:
|   fontified            t

Also you may want to look at this page:

> How can I achieve this? Do I miss something?
> Thanks for your help.


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