Re: Unicode plain text

From: Martin J. Duerst (
Date: Tue May 27 1997 - 05:32:45 EDT

On Mon, 26 May 1997, Pierre Lewis wrote:

> In message "Re: Unicode plain text", Edward writes:

> > Georgian, Armenian, Cherokee, Cree, Mongolian... However, Hebrew with
> > vowels and Arabic with or without vowels would look ghastly in monospace,
> Well, I have BDF fonts for both Hebrew/Yiddish and Arabic (the latter
> with many forms). Not ideal, but certainly usable, at least in an
> editor -- and then I'll print with better fonts (true, I'm not a native
> speaker of either). I don't know about the other scripts.

The .bdf format is by no means limited to monospace. It's bitmaps,
but of all kinds of different widths.

Regards, Martin.

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