[I18n-sig] font

Martin v. Loewis martin@loewis.home.cs.tu-berlin.de
Tue, 6 Mar 2001 22:47:16 +0100

> I am writing a program containing both Japanese and German on my
> Mac. To display both languages correctly, I need to change the font
> (I have World Script II installed). How can I do this? I have been
> told that there might be a way of changing fonts using Fm (Font
> Manager). But I can't find any documentation on this.  Or is there a
> way of writing Japanese in unicode? Can anyone help me?

To display text, it much depends what GUI toolkit you use. Unicode is
certainly capable of representing both Japanese and German text
simultaneously; it is then a question of the GUI toolkit to display
the unicode text.

If your GUI toolkit (which one are you using?) does not simultanous
display of accented Roman and Japanese characters, you probably need
to switch fonts. In that case, it is likely that you need different
encodings. Still, Unicode would be a good choice - you only need the
right codecs to convert Unicode to the encodings that the fonts