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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 18:56:37 +0200
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Steffen Nurpmeso wrote in
 |Steffen Nurpmeso wrote in
 | <>:
 ||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)"
 | ...
 |||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.
 |..just to add that Liberation seems to be a free font used as
 |a default in LibreOffice, which i did not know until just now,
 |searching for a different monospace font.

Oh merde, after 45 MB download IBMPlexMono has the same problem!!!

|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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