Re: Bitstream Vera does not include U+2010 HYPHEN character
- From: Stepan Roh <stepan srnet cz>
- To: Andrew Archibald <andrew archibald sympatico ca>
- Cc: fonts gnome org
- Subject: Re: Bitstream Vera does not include U+2010 HYPHEN character
- Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 12:04:02 +0100 (CET)
You may want to look on DejaVu fonts (http://dejavu.sf.net). They are
Bitstream Vera derivative and since version 1.5 contain U+2010.
Have a nice day.
On Mon, 7 Feb 2005, Andrew Archibald wrote:
I've just tracked down a rather annoying problem on my Debian system. For
some reason, when a UTF-8 locale is set, man-db generates both ASCII hyphens
and the character U+2010 (I have as yet no idea when or why itdoes one rather
than the other). I use Bitstream Vera Sans Mono Bold in my terminal
emulators, and it lacks any glyph for U+2010, so man pages appear full of
"unknown character" boxes. The fix is easy: I just load the font into
fontforge, copy the ASCII hyphen to position U+2010, and save the result
somewhere fontconfig can find it; the problem goes away when I use the new
The Unicode hyphen character is supposed to look like the ASCII
hyphen-or-minus character but disambiguate its meaning. It should look
different from the Unicode minus character (mostly in vertical alignment).
The character itself may be easily produced:
$ python -c "print u'\u2010'"
It may not be preserved by the various mailers, and Mozilla Firefox (for
example) replaces it on the fly with the same character from another font.
I am using Bitstream Vera 1.10. (Other software versions and so on can be
found in the Debian bug report, at
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