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Re: mintty font test

On 31 May 2011 16:17, Charles Wilson wrote:
> On 5/27/2011 1:29 AM, Andy Koppe wrote:
>> On 27 May 2011 06:26, Andy Koppe wrote:
>>> On 26 May 2011 16:53, Warren Young wrote:
>>>> It might be good if this xgraphics file you have were distributed with
>>>> mintty in the doc directory, so others can repeat the test on their system
>>>> with other fonts.
>>> It's not mintty-specific and it's not documentation, so no.
>>> Find it attached though.
>> Forgot to say: the file was created by Thomas Wolff.
> I think this file, as well as the font-test stuff, would be most
> accessible if added to the mintty wiki somewhere.
> Obviously, any direct download links in the wiki text (such as <img
> src="" /> elements like the screenshots here:
> would require that those files be added to svn under images/ or something.

I'm not keen on doing that. The point remains that this is not
mintty-specific, and it's bound to always be somewhat out-of-date and
incomplete. I don't want to have to deal with requests to update it
for new versions of a font, to add more fonts (for example CJK fonts),
or to cover other aspects such as support for different languages or
maths symbols. In other words, I think the "Terminal Font Chronicler"
is a sizable project in its own right.

I should add an entry about choosing a font to the Tips wiki page
though, plugging DejaVu Sans and linking to your review, if you're
planning on keeping it at its current location.

GDI font linking could be mentioned there as well, which is a Windows
font fallback scheme that can be configured in the registry at
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontLink\SystemLink.
Also, the Character Map utility, which displays all the glyphs in a


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