[PD-dev] Unicode works OK with cyrillic :)

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Thu Aug 26 17:47:50 CEST 2010

On Aug 25, 2010, at 5:50 PM, Bryan Jurish wrote:

> morning Ilya,
> On 2010-08-25 23:26:52, errordeveloper at gmail.com appears to have  
> written:
>> Hello,
>> just to confirm that cyrillic works fine now after
>> git up; ./configure && make
> yippee!
>> but i had to copy ./src/pd into ./bin ..
>> and typing object names is russian gives obj box which is not wide
>> enough ..
> hmm... that could also be a problem with the utf8 code which maps
> between logical character lengths and byte lengths... do you have an
> example patch or an example object name (utf-8 encoded preferably :-)
> which overflows its box?
> There may be some potential hiccups with unicode combining diacritic
> characters (U+0300 - U+036F) -- afaik, these animals should never
> actually allocate any width for themselves, but rather attach to the
> most recent "normal" character.  I seem to vaguely recall some fonts
> and/or renderers though which treat combining diacritics as "normal"
> characters (i.e. requiring their own width allocation).  I believe I
> tried some combining diacritics in my utf-8 test patches (I see them a
> lot these days, most commonly U+0364 = "combining latin small letter
> e"), and seem to recall that Tk (8.5) rendered them correctly, but I  
> may
> be misremembering...
>> may be using different font it would work ..
> ... which fonts are you using?

Ah fonts.  The one to use on GNU/Linux is DejaVu Sans Mono.  It should  
have good unicode support too, since that's the aim of the DejaVu  
project.  Also, Tcl/Tk 8.5 is essential.

I'd like to see a patch in cyrillic also :)



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