- From: a-higuti math sci hokudai ac jp (Akira Higuchi)
- To: gtk-i18n-list redhat com
- Subject: Re: UTF-8?
- Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 00:55:04 +0900 (JST)
In article <19990110170100.B31960@anguish.transas.com>
>Let me rephrase my question, is there a more or less documented (or reliable)
>way for writing a function that would display the text in UTF-8?
It's possible, but troublesome. The most difficulty is that the fonts
included in X are not compatible to UCS4/Unicode and so you have to
write a conversion function (the conversion tables can be got from
ftp.unicode.org). Furthermore, the mapping from UCS4 to the codings
of these fonts, is not one-to-one ;-(
Thay say that gtk+ will support UCS4/UTF8 in the next development
>BTW, what exactly is broken: the code that handles the text drawing or the
The former, perhaps. I have not examined in detail.
Dept. of Mathematics, Hokkaido Univ.
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