Unicode inconsistency

Brian Milby brian at milby7.com
Sat Mar 10 18:19:27 CET 2018


With colourful pictures:

http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=30718

Richmond.

Bug report 21055

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Quite interesting.  Especially that decimal worked.

On Sat, Mar 10, 2018 at 1:56 AM, Richmond Mathewson <
richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> On 10/3/2018 1:32 am, Brian Milby wrote:
>
> Can you select the character and manually change the font and have it
> change? Wondering if the font in that field somehow was off.
>
>
> Dunno: it certainly makes me feel "off".
>
> Well, for starters, I set the font of the field to Devawriter.ttf via the
> Properties palette . . .
>
> Selecting the text in the fld and changing the font makes no difference at
> all (LC 8.1.8).
>
> What IS odd, is that IFF one sets the numToCodePoint(0x9AD) [for instance]
> the correct glyph
> is displayed in both the field and the Message box.
>
> This would suggest (?) that the way Unicode 'stuff' is implemented in the
> Message box is somehow
> different from the way it is implemented in fields . . .
>
> This is a "bother".
>
> For those of you who care about this sort of thing Unicode UA8FD is a
> glyph inwith the "Devanagari Extended" set
> that was implemented a while back.
>
> As "All of this" is happening on a Macintosh I shall wander over to a
> Linux machine this afternoon
> and see 'what gives': although, whatever gives, that's a pox for
> cross-platform understanding.
>
> Richmond.
>
>
> Brian
>
> On Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 4:09 PM Richmond Mathewson <
> richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I am using my Devawriter.ttf font which has a Jain Om at the Unicode 10.0
>> standardised address for that glyph.
>>
>>
>> Richmond.
>>
>> On 9/3/2018 10:36 pm, Brian Milby wrote:
>>
>> Is it a font issue? I get an empty box on Win10 and a box with a ? inside
>> on my Mac. Had to go to fileformat.info to see what it should look like.
>>
>>
>


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