[Fontconfig] How to use different fonts for different characters?

Wang WenRui wangwr at mail.ustc.edu.cn
Wed Apr 30 06:40:08 EST 2003

On Tue, Apr 29, 2003 at 01:03:42PM -0700, Keith Packard wrote:
> Around 0 o'clock on Apr 30, Wang WenRui wrote:
> > How to use different fonts for different characters on fontconfig and
> > xft?
> This requires application support for managing multiple fonts for 
> different languages or different parts of Unicode.  Pango and Mozilla have 
> such support, but I'm not sure Qt can yet manage this.

 But when something like "XXX abcd XXX" (XXX stands for chinese
 characters) sent to the application, it will be handled in Chinese
 encoding, then it will be rendered by xft with the Chinese TTF file.
 The applications cannot split "XXX abcd XXX" to "XXX" + "abcd" + "XXX"
 for different languages.(Note that encodings like GB2312 is compatible
 with us-ascii). So I want to find a solution transparent to
> -keith
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