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Old 09-13-2011, 02:43 AM
 
Default Compose key and UTF8

Hi,

I am using the US layout for my keyboard in the altgr-intlk variant.
UTF8 is activated.
Furthermore I use CAPS LOCK as compose key. I tried compose key
sequences from /usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/Compose and many
do work.
So I think the basic mechanism is ok.

But some came out as unfilled squares -- I think a glyph is missing
here in the font.

What is the best monospaced font to be used with UTF8 and which
supports as many glyphs as possible?

Thank you very much in advance for any help!

Best regards,
mcc
 
Old 09-13-2011, 08:13 AM
Pandu Poluan
 
Default Compose key and UTF8

On Sep 13, 2011 10:06 AM, <meino.cramer@gmx.de> wrote:

>

> Hi,

>

> *I am using the US layout for my keyboard in the altgr-intlk variant.

> *UTF8 is activated.

> *Furthermore I use CAPS LOCK as compose key. I tried compose key

> *sequences from /usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/Compose and many

> *do work.

> *So I think the basic mechanism is ok.

>

> *But some came out as unfilled squares -- I think a glyph is missing

> *here in the font.

>

> *What is the best monospaced font to be used with UTF8 and which

> *supports as many glyphs as possible?

>

> *Thank you very much in advance for any help!

>

> *Best regards,

> *mcc

>


Deja Vu monospace?


Rgds,
 
Old 09-14-2011, 08:41 PM
Paul Hartman
 
Default Compose key and UTF8

On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 3:13 AM, Pandu Poluan <pandu@poluan.info> wrote:
>
> On Sep 13, 2011 10:06 AM, <meino.cramer@gmx.de> wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> *I am using the US layout for my keyboard in the altgr-intlk variant.
>> *UTF8 is activated.
>> *Furthermore I use CAPS LOCK as compose key. I tried compose key
>> *sequences from /usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/Compose and many
>> *do work.
>> *So I think the basic mechanism is ok.
>>
>> *But some came out as unfilled squares -- I think a glyph is missing
>> *here in the font.
>>
>> *What is the best monospaced font to be used with UTF8 and which
>> *supports as many glyphs as possible?
>>
>> *Thank you very much in advance for any help!
>>
>> *Best regards,
>> *mcc
>>
>
> Deja Vu monospace?
>
> Rgds,

Seconded. Deja Vu is great-looking and contains almost everything I
encounter. I use it everywhere; programming, web browser, terminal...

More good fonts to get some of the rare Unicode glyphs that aren't
included in most normal fonts (especially the Symbola font has some
fun symbols) are available for free here:
http://users.teilar.gr/~g1951d/
 

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