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

From: Jungshik Shin (
Date: Fri Dec 11 1998 - 13:56:11 EST

On Fri, 11 Dec 1998, Mark Leisher wrote:

> Markus> on my X server, but Communicator does not allow me to select this
> Markus> font (which has a much larger repertoire than the quite built-in
> Markus> "NSPseudoFonts" that Communicator offers me only as fonts for
> Markus> UTF-8).
> Markus> Does anyone here know, how I can bring Communicator 4.06 to use a
> Markus> proper normal X11 ISO 10646-1 font offered by the X11 server for
> Markus> displaying UTF-8 files, instead of these strange builtin fonts? Or
> Markus> is it a bug that Netscape Communicator does not offer me the
> Markus> *-iso10646-1 fonts offered by the server in the UTF-8 font menu?
> Markus, over the holiday I will be doing a bit of work on Mozilla. I'll see
> if it is fixed in the latest sources. If so, then you can probably check out
> the sources and build it.

 It's not done as far as I know. I'm glad you're willing to take up the
job. One other possibility is get Mozilla to make use of FreeType
library and to directly access TrueType fonts *without* help of X11
server/X11 font server as is done by Yudit. (Pls, note that there is a
patch to XFree86 3.3 to support a full range of true type fonts - i.e.
not just a single byte but also CJK truetype fonts as well. Hopefully,
that'll be merged into next release of XFree86). That would be actually
much faster because handling of a huge X11 fonts is suboptimal.

    Jungshik Shin

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