KDvi Doesn't Know Where to Find Fonts
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Thu Oct 14 18:59:37 BST 2004
> James Richard Tyrer wrote:
>>Sorry if I wasn't clear, I need to know about the name of the font -- is it a
>>Latin name or a CJK ideographic name and if a non-Latin character name (like
>>your name) what encoding does the font use for its *name*. To be clear.
>>"simsum" is in Latin characters but the example below is a Chinese name in
>>The known bugs are with Type1 fonts not providing the family name in a way that
>>Qt expected. So, this is probably not the problem.
>>So, I suspect that this is a related problem to a previous question. The
>>previous question had a font name in GB2312. In UTF-8, the font name was ?????
>>and this isn't showing up correctly here but I think that that is a font issue
>>since it shows up correctly in the Mozilla spelling checker. That is the UTF-8
>>code in HEX is: e9 94 9f e6 96 a4 e6 8b b7. I am told that this translates to
>>FangSong in Latin characters.
>>If you have such a font name, I do not know how Qt and KDE or FontConfig handle
>>such a name and therefore asked about this on the development list.
> The name is Latin name. For example, 'xlsfonts | grep simsun' shows:
> Furthermore, 'xdvi' can generate the additional fonts correctly, and
> some other KDE applications (so they use Qt) do display chacacters
> with font 'simsun'.
> Thank you very much.
From the information you provided, my best (educated, but still a) guess is
that this is a font specific bug with that application, or it might be a general
bug with CJK glyphs with that application.
Could you please try a different font and see it it works correctly with a
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