A question about fonts

Felix Miata mrmazda at earthlink.net
Wed Mar 9 06:30:54 PST 2011

On 2011/03/09 13:55 (GMT) Andersen, Jan composed:

> Sorry for posting this here, where it is almost certainly not appropriate,
> but I don't quite know where to ask, and I suspect some of you guys
> probably do. So, this is my question:
> I work a lot with Chinese, and need to be able to display the full range
> of CJK characters in Unicode; unfortunately that exceeds the capacity of
> all current font specifications (that I know), and I would like to see if
> I can do something about it. After all, when you display a character, what
> you need is to take your character representation (eg UTF-8) and look up a
> glyph - if things are reasonably sensible, it ought to be fairly doable to
> replace that part from somewhere and replace it with, say, a database
> interface. But where do I even begin to understand font-handling in X?

Asking here you got close.
http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/fontconfig should do it, and 
https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/dejavu-fonts probably would be 
helpful too.
"How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose
understanding rather than silver." Proverbs 16:16 NKJV

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