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diagnostic character info (Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: mintty 2.7.4)

Am 07.02.2017 um 08:30 schrieb Brian Inglis:
On 2017-02-06 12:46, Thomas Wolff wrote:
Am 05.02.2017 um 21:36 schrieb Brian Inglis:
It may also be useful if mintty had some character hex value box
display mode switch to display the actual codes at each visual
position, or maybe a font used to display the character hex value in
a box, often used in fonts as glyphs for non-printing control
characters and those in the Private Use Area, in which case that could
perhaps be added to the mintty package for use in testing.
I have been searching for such a font with no success so far.
Hmm, ... it might be a nice feature.
Displaying the character set codes passed to the console.
I'm preparing such an option. However, I plan to indicate the actual Unicode characters effective on the cursor position (i.e. not the multi-byte encoded characters).

. Unicode BMP Fallback Font displays each character in the BMP as hex
within a square box:
I don't see much purpose in using such a font because you won't easily recognise your actual text anymore. But if you want that for debugging, there's no specific mintty support necessary for it.



. Unicode Last Resort font developed for Unicode on behalf of Apple
displays the same representative glyph indicating its type within a
thick rounded box for all characters of the same class or script; in
large sizes the character type and range are visible within the box


. GNU Unifont provides low quality bitmapped style 8x16 or 16x16 fallback
glyphs for all BMP characters and are working on increasing SMP support:


Those interested can download, install, and check these out in Windows
Charmap, using Group by Unicode Subrange, to see what they provide and
how they could be used for diagnostic fallback.

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