Re: Cygwin fails to utilize Unicode replacement character
- Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2018 17:24:44 -0700 (PDT)
- From: Steven Penny <svnpenn@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Cygwin fails to utilize Unicode replacement character
On Mon, 03 Sep 2018 15:15:26, Steven Penny wrote:
Expanding on the "Notepad" example, "Notepad" default font is "Lucida
Console", which doesnt have U+FFFD either. However pasting into "Notepad" will
still show U+FFFD properly because "Tahoma" has U+FFFD and "Notepad" can
utilize composite font, while it appears "cmd.exe" and similar cannot.
I should correct myself. "cmd.exe" can do this, its called Font Linking:
it allows you to pick a "base font", for example "Consolas". Then you can link
another font that has U+FFFD, like "Tahoma". Ideally both fonts would be
monospace, but it seems Windows has no builtin monospace font with U+FFFD.
Then when a missing character is encountered, it will pull from the linked font
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