setup and mintty (was Re: New setup.exe release?)

Andy Koppe andy.koppe@gmail.com
Wed May 25 16:53:00 GMT 2011


On 25 May 2011 16:26, Charles Wilson wrote:
> On 5/25/2011 1:17 AM, Andy Koppe wrote:
>> On 25 May 2011 05:32, Charles Wilson wrote:
>>>> Maybe when I get home I'll test out a few...
>>>>
>>>> Consolas
>>>> Andale Mono
>>>> Courier New
>>>> Lucida Console
>>>> Vera Sans Mono (or DejaVu LGC Sans)
>>>> Droid Sans Mono
>>>> Inconsolata
>>>> ...
>>>
>>> FYI:
>>> http://cygutils.fruitbat.org/mintty-font-test/
>>
>> Good work.
>>
>> What mintty version is that though? It seems to be missing the
>> fallback scheme to (rough) ASCII equivalents for the VT100 graphics
>> characters.
>
> mintty-0.9.8-1
>
> The difference MAY be that I didn't actually cat xgraphics each time
> after changing the font.  I merely changed the font, while the earlier
> xgraphics result was viewable in the terminal.  If the fallback scheme
> relies on actually changing the internally-stored character code, rather
> than changing which glyph is used to draw that character, then my
> technique would bypass the fallback.

Yep, that explains it.

Andy

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