Re: Unicode Trouble with Netscape for Unix

From: Markus G. Kuhn (
Date: Tue Jul 22 1997 - 13:35:49 EDT

Mark Leisher wrote on 1997-07-22 15:45 UTC:
> Markus> -etl-fixed-medium-r-normal--14-140-72-72-c-70-iso10646-1
> Markus> -etl-fixed-medium-r-normal--16-160-72-72-c-80-iso10646-1
> Markus> -etl-fixed-medium-r-normal--24-240-72-72-c-120-iso10646-1
> Don't know if it will work, but try adding aliases (to fonts.alias) that use
> the "unicode-2-0" suffix. I think Communicator intended to look for
> "unicode-2.0" but someone was not paying attention to those XLFD separators!

Adding aliases did not work, I just tried.

I am anyway convinced that -iso10646-1 would be a more appropriate font-name
suffix under X11. Remember that the X11 font scheme supports only a
Level 1 implementation of ISO 10646-1, and the name Unicode would
imply a Level 3 implementation (with combining characters!). In addition
-iso10646-1 is somehow more consistent with traditional X11 font-name
suffixes like -iso8859-1, and we have freeware fonts available that use
this suffix already.


Markus G. Kuhn, Computer Science grad student, Purdue
University, Indiana, USA -- email:

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