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Re: Developing a new text editor widget?




On Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 08:13:54AM -0400, Simon McVittie wrote:
> Monospace environments like terminals traditionally display æ, œ, … as
> a single character-cell: it isn't typographically correct, but neither
> is having m the same width as i, and we tolerate that in monospace.
> 
> The one use I'm aware of for characters that occupy more than one cell
> in monospace is that CJK writing systems have the concept of "fullwidth"
> character forms. which take up 2 adjacent cells.
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halfwidth_and_fullwidth_forms>
> 
> For instance, if you read this mail in monospace, these lines should
> line up exactly, even though in a proportional font they'd be very
> different lengths:
> 
>     |Fullwidth|
>     |halfwidthhalfwidth|
>     |朅—∴mw朅—∴mw朅—|
>     |iiiiiiiillllllllll|
> 
> (It works as described in gnome-terminal, xterm and gvim, but not in
> gedit, where the full-width letters are about 1.5 character cells.)

Ok, thanks for the information.

--
Sébastien
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