Re: Developing a new text editor widget?
- Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:13:40 +0200
- From: Sébastien Wilmet <swilmet@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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.
> 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:
> (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.
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