Re: Using the Symbol font with pango

Dear Pango enthusiasts,

Just to inform possible list readers, I have managed to handle the Symbol font by manually translating characters to their official unicode counterparts, as defined in the Unicode offical website :

I simply iterate on each character of my input string, translate the character via glib utf-8 functions.

It may not be optimal, but it is satisfying for me.

Best regards,

Timothée Lecomte

Timothee Lecomte a écrit :

On Tue, 29 Nov 2005, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:

On Tue, 29 Nov 2005, [ISO-8859-15] Timothée Lecomte wrote:

Dear Pango specialists,

I am writing a rendering terminal for gnuplot, a scientific plotter. I
use Cairo for drawing, and Pango to manage text. I would like to use the
Symbol font with its conventionnal mapping, as it is the common way to
display mathematic characters under gnuplot currently.

However, if I simply choose the Symbol font and try to draw the
characters, I don't get the desired output. Under Linux (gtk2.8, pango
1.10.1, cairo 1.0.2), I get expected Symbol output for characters for up
to 128 (ie greek characters) and default font for others, and under
Windows (pango 1.10.1, cairo 1.0.2) I don't get any Symbol output but
default font.

Are you converting from an 8bit encoding to UTF-8 properly?
Pango doesn't accept invalid UTF-8 at all.

I think it should be ok, as I use g_convert() to obtain utf-8 from current encoding (usually iso-8859-1) and I don't get any error message from pango.

I understand that Pango is based on unicode, and that the Symbol font
doesn't respect unicode. I would be pleased to have help regarding this.

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