[Fontconfig] Re: most fonts don't support English anymore???

Patrick Lam plam at MIT.EDU
Fri Feb 10 04:34:26 PST 2006

Mike FABIAN wrote:
> No, these fonts definitely do *not* have the Euro symbol.
> I have 2 versions of "Bitstream Charter" on my system, one
> is coming with Xorg, the other with Ghostscript:

Here's my Bitstream Charter fonts:

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 33799 2006-01-14 20:31
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 34869 2006-01-14 20:31
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35229 2006-01-14 20:31
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35118 2006-01-14 20:31

I thought that they had Euro because I loaded it in gucharmap and it
showed an Euro symbol, but it must just be getting it from Sans or
something sneaky like that.

> PS:
> for checking whether a font has a certain character or not,
> a new feature in fontconfig would be very useful. For example 
> it would be nice to make 
>     fc-list :char=20AC,2019,038E-03E1
> list all the fonts which have glyphs for the Unicode codepoints 20AC,
> 2019, and the complete range from 038E-03E1.  If the urgent problems
> with fontconfig are fixed, maybe we can think about adding such a
> feature.

Yep, that would be useful too.  Let's see what urgent problems remain
right now.  Hopefully the set of urgent problems is decreasing.


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