Re: What to use as the last two components of XLFD for "UCS-2 encoded" X11 font?

From: Erik van der Poel (
Date: Thu Mar 26 1998 - 18:35:34 EST

Jungshik Shin wrote:

> I've got an X font server which presents MS-Windows outline fonts(in a
> proprieatary format similar but not identical to truetype) as X11 fonts
> in UCS-2 encoding as well as in KS C 5601 GL encoding and JOHAB(Korean)
> encoding. I wanna use fonts offered by the font server in Netscape
> 4.0x(Unix) to display UTF-8/UTF-7 encoded web pages, (it can render
> UTF-8/UTF-7 encoded html files using "pseudo-Unicode" fonts. These fonts
> are collection of other fonts - ISO-8859-x (x=1-10), JIS X 0208, Big5,
> GB 2312, KS C 5601, etc- covering Unicode character repertoire. )

I don't know if it's possible to use Unicode fonts in the Unix version of
Nav 4.X. I'll try to find out.

> but I
> can't make netscape 4.0x(Unix) list them in dialog box for font
> selection( Edit|Preference|Appearance|Font ). I guess that's because
> XLFD of those fonts are different from what Netscape expects of UCS-2
> encoded font. The last two components of XLFD I tried include ;
> 'unicode-0', 'unicode.2-0', 'unicode.2.0-0', 'unicode2.0-0'.

Have you played with the documentFonts.charset table in That's
the table that maps XLFD names to IANA charset names. The main IANA charset
name that we use for Unicode is "ISO-10646-UCS-2". (We support other aliases
as well.) I haven't tried this myself for Unicode fonts.


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