Pupeno pupeno at
Sat Nov 20 18:45:27 GMT 2004

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Je Sabato Novembro 20 2004 15:37, James Richard Tyrer skribis:
> Spanish shouldn't be a problem, all you need is iso 8859-1 for that.  I
> wouldn't think that Esperanto would require special characters.
I don't use iso 8859-1 (aka Latin1) anywhere... it is obsolete and 
problematic, I use UTF-8 everywhere.

> But in any case: ŝ is not in iso 8859-1.  There many odd diacritical marked
> letters in the second page of Unicode (which is numbered '1' since the
> first page is ´0´).  Yes, Bitstream Vera Sans is missing most of these
> including: ŝ.
The real problem is not it being on an encoding or not, the problem is having 
the gliph in the fonts.

> There are probably many other free sans serif fonts available, but I have
> no way of knowing which ones will have the characters you need without
> checking.
> There are free URW fonts in both TT and Type1 which should have come with
> your distro.
> I checked and URW Nimbus Sans L (Type1) does have: ŝ
I'll check it to see how nice it plays with my eyes.

> You can install the MicroSoft TT fonts:
I don't want to use non-free software and non-free fonts.

Thank you.
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