Cult-like behaviour [was Re: Kindness]

Gene Heskett gheskett at shentel.net
Mon Jul 16 15:16:54 EDT 2018


On Monday 16 July 2018 14:01:54 Chris Angelico wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 2:24 AM, Gene Heskett <gheskett at shentel.net> 
wrote:
> > 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.
>
> Oh! I just remembered. Try installing (through apt-get or equivalent)
> the "unifont" package. It'll drag in a few fonts designed to provide
> good coverage of all of Unicode, making them available as fallback
> fonts. That way, when you use a font that doesn't have all the
> characters, it'll use that for the bulk of the text, but instead of
> the rectangles that you're seeing, you'll get the correct glyphs.
>
> ChrisA

Checking now ChrisA, and I already have installed:
unifont
unifont.bin
xfonts-unifont
ttf-unifont

all version 1:5.1.200809-14-1.3

Is there another package to make it complete?

I did select and install a couple that might have some connection. But I 
am still seeing the same rectangles. Obviously my guesses weren't 
SWAG's.

Thanks ChrisA
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