[Konsole-devel] [Bug 74190] New: Console Unicode support not 100% there

Chelsea Buchanan & Keith Briscoe cheeth at nwlink.com
Thu Feb 5 02:38:11 UTC 2004

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           Summary: Console Unicode support not 100% there
           Product: konsole
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: RedHat RPMs
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: konsole-devel at kde.org
        ReportedBy: cheeth at nwlink.com

Version:            (using KDE KDE 3.2.0)
Installed from:    RedHat RPMs
OS:          Linux

I just upgraded to KDE 3.2 and thought I'd re-test the Unicode support in Konsole.  It looks like Konsole cannot display characters from the following Unicode ranges, even if the system supports them:

0x0d80-0xdff (Sinhala)
0x10000-0x1007f (Linear B Syllabary)
0xf0000-0xffffd (Supplementary Private Use Area A)
It looks like 0x0600-0x06ff (Arabic) may also be broken, but I'm not sure since I don't know the language and it IS displaying SOMETHING.  It doesn't look right though.

My testing was not exhaustive, so there may be more bad ranges.  The following free TrueType fonts support these scripts:

Free Sans supports Sinhala and Arabic (http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/freefont/)
Penuturesu supports Linear B Syllanary (http://www.i18nguy.com/unicode/unicode-font.html)
Code2001 uses the Supplementary PUA for Tengwar and Cirth support (http://home.att.net/~jameskass/code2001.htm)

On a positive note, Braille, Katakana, Tibetan, Syriac, and Runic all seem to work quite well.

I will attach some text files (UTF-8 encoded) along with some images of how I would expect them to look (more or less), using Mozilla as the reference.

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