[Tkinter-discuss] Re: Inserting a unicode zero-width
nonbreaking space into a Text widget, from Tkinter, on a Mac
jepler at unpythonic.net
Wed Nov 3 22:17:45 CET 2004
> Jeff Epler <jepler <at> unpythonic.net> writes:
> > It doesn't make
> > things easier that Tcl has its own encoding machinery and list of fonts
> > to try.
On Wed, Nov 03, 2004 at 05:47:15AM +0000, Justin Ezequiel wrote:
> Can you explain more about this or can you point me to where I can read more
> about this?
Well, there's the source:
The "list of fonts to try" I mentioned is in the generic tkFont.c.
I'm the most familiar with tkUnixFont, and I don't know how similar the
For each character, Tk searches for an X font from the same "family"
that has that character. Since X fonts can be in a variety of
encodings, this gets even more exciting. There are rules about what
fonts and encodings are preferred, but before giving up on finding a
particular character, Tk will try almost any font on the system.
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