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Re: 1.23: UTF-8 device: more display oddities

From: Steffen Nurpmeso
Subject: Re: 1.23: UTF-8 device: more display oddities
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2022 17:29:06 +0200
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Hello Ralph.

Ralph Corderoy wrote in
 |>   ` U+0060, GRAVE ACCENT, "backtick"
 |> is displayed as
 |> which in Liberation Mono (at least!) this reverses the direction of
 |> the tick.
 |This shows the problem.
 |    pango-view --backend ft2 --header --font 'Liberation Mono' \
 |        --dpi 96 --hinting none \
 |        -t "$(troff -Tutf8 <<<'`'\'' \`\'\'' \(aq' | grotty)"

You again.  ft2 not here (ImageMagick .. gm not installed), but
cairo etc, thanks!

 |The font's designers have chosen to make the 6 and 9 quotes both lean to
 |the right and, as is common today, to have very slight bulges so they
 |are similar in appearance.


 |Fortunately, the command also provides a way to preview a better choice
 |of font.  :-)

Unfortunately not, this is the only monospace font i have, and
i was so happy to have found one that fits for me!  Sigh.
(In general i only have Liberation{Serif,Sans,Mono},
Free{Sans,Serif} and CrimsonXY, but de facto i only use

Do you have a suggestion?

Thanks Ralph.

|Der Kragenbaer,                The moon bear,
|der holt sich munter           he cheerfully and one by one
|einen nach dem anderen runter  wa.ks himself off
|(By Robert Gernhardt)

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