From: Karl Ove Hufthammer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Aug 19 2002 - 14:15:59 EDT
Tomas Frydrych <email@example.com> wrote in
> It is worth keeping in mind that the Linux problem with
> typographic quotes is not that of fonts, it is one of
> encoding. AFAIK, Latin1 does not have single typographic
> quotes codepoints (bad for the UK user!) and Latin2 does not
> have either single or double;
Latin1 has *neither* the single nor double quotation character.
But fortunately is has the « and » characters, used in French,
Danish and Norwegian. :)
> It seems to me that a best way to do this would be to have a
> separate fp_AbsentGlyph class of run which would contain a
> static remapping table for common glyphs, such as the
> typographics quotes, and in screen context it would draw in a
> distinct manner, say yellow on dark blue background (it would
> print normally, naturally).
That's a good idea. Perhaps grey on white should be used, as this
is the colours used for list markers.
-- Karl Ove Hufthammer
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