Re: Using *-iso10646-1 X11 fonts with Netscape 4.06

From: Markus Kuhn (
Date: Fri Dec 11 1998 - 10:29:15 EST

John Cowan wrote on 1998-12-11 14:50 UTC:
> I speak under correction, but I believe the trouble is that X
> applications have no way to discern which fonts have large
> character sets.

I don't understand what you mean here. X applications can certainly find
out, which ISO 10646-1 fonts are installed on a system. For instance on
any of my X terminals I get

$ xlsfonts -fn '*-iso10646-1'

If I specify to an application that I want to have one of the above
specific *-iso10646-1 fonts, then I think it is fair for the application
to assume that I take over responsibility that the specified font is
complete enough for my purposes.


Markus G. Kuhn, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK
Email: mkuhn at,  WWW: <>

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