[Fontconfig] monospaced fonts and combining characters:
keithp at keithp.com
Thu Jul 14 03:43:18 EST 2005
On Wed, 2005-07-13 at 12:45 -0400, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> I prefer the latter. Moreover, there was the discussion of
> monospace fonts on the OpenType list last week. Seems like
> according to the OpenType spec, a monospace font should have all
> the widths equal, no zero width allowed.
Sure, but these aren't OpenType fonts, they're just TrueType, so there
isn't any way to set the glyphs correctly.
> Combining characters
> can get their width zeroed using OpenType tables. There were
> suggestions to change this behavior though.
I expect applications wanting monospaced fonts will mis-display these
glyphs quite badly, and I'm not quite sure what to do about that; I know
my text editor doesn't expect glyphs in a monospaced font to overlap...
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