A minor font thingy

I’m using Photon 1.13 and have discovered a minor font error.

If I have a text file with the two bytes 0xC8 and 0xE8 in
it, and I bring it up in either qed or vedit, both display
as a small e with a ` accent.

I’m told that one of these should be a capital ‘E’. Do I have
this right? Has it been fixed in 1.14?

Thanks,

Mitchell

Mitchell Schoenbrun --------- maschoen@pobox.com

Mitchell Schoenbrun <maschoen@pobox.com> wrote:

I’m using Photon 1.13 and have discovered a minor font error.

If I have a text file with the two bytes 0xC8 and 0xE8 in
it, and I bring it up in either qed or vedit, both display
as a small e with a ` accent.

0xC8 is a capital E with a grave accent, but pterm can’t display it.
The problem is that terminal fonts only define the IBM PC character set
(“code page 437”), which does not contain that character. Photon 1.13’s
version of pterm (or, more precisely, the PtTerminal widget) picks the
lower-case e-grave for the best possible approximation of the missing
E-grave.

I’m told that one of these should be a capital ‘E’. Do I have
this right? Has it been fixed in 1.14?

PtTerminal in Photon 1.14 has support for user-configurable character
sets but has no mechanism for approximating characters that are missing
from the font. In Photon 1.14, the E-grave is displayed as a space. I
presume you wouldn’t call that a fix. :slight_smile:

But Photon 2.0 adds a slightly better fix. By default, the E-grave is
displayed as a regular E in Photon 2.


Wojtek Lerch (wojtek@qnx.com) QNX Software Systems Ltd.