Cult-like behaviour [was Re: Kindness]

Gene Heskett gheskett at shentel.net
Mon Jul 16 12:24:49 EDT 2018


On Monday 16 July 2018 11:57:25 Chris Angelico wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 1:48 AM, Gene Heskett <gheskett at shentel.net> 
wrote:
> > On Sunday 15 July 2018 16:09:21 Chris Angelico wrote:
> >> On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 4:22 AM, James Lee <jlee54 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > On 7/15/2018 3:43 AM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> >> >> No. The real ten billion dollar question is how people in 2018
> >> >> can stick their head in the sand and take seriously the position
> >> >> that Latin-1 (let alone ASCII) is enough for text strings.
> >> >
> >> > Easy - for many people, 90% of the Python code they write is not
> >> > intended for world-wide distribution, let alone use.
> >> >
> >> > The smart thing would be for a language to have a switch of some
> >> > sort to turn on/off all I18N features.
> >>
> >> Earlier I cited an example of round-tripping from human to human
> >> via various web protocols. Here's an actual example of a Twitch
> >> stream title:
> >>
> >> 🌱【 Stardew Valley Fanart 】🌱*:・゚✧【 800 Subpoints = NEW EMOTE
> >> 】#devicat #anime #stardewvalley #fantasy
> >
> > Ok, I'll bite. What font would be used to properly display the
> > above?
>
> Not sure, but the default fonts in my web browser, text editor, and
> terminal all have no problems with it. I'm on Debian Linux running
> Xfce, fwiw. Haven't had any issues anywhere.
>
> ChrisA

Whereas I am on wheezy, 32 bit pae, using TDE as a desktop, with 
kmail-1.9-10-enterprise, using a 14 point unifont for the message body 
display.

Its a nice clear, very readable font for these elderly eyes. I just tried 
several of the more std fonts w/o affecting the display of the 
rectangles you see above.  Hence the question and thread noise. 
Apparently, and despite being set for utf-8, I don't have a font capable 
of displaying this string in its entirety as I've just tried a couple 
dozen more.

Thanks ChrisA.

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