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

Charles Wilson
Thu May 26 01:42:00 GMT 2011

On 5/25/2011 12:52 PM, Andy Koppe wrote:
> 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:
>>> 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.

Ok, I redid the screenshots, but this time I made sure to cat the
xgraphics file again after changig the font.  And, you can see the G0/G1
VT100 line drawing modes, for the less-complete fonts, are getting the
ASCII fallbacks.  Except for Terminus, for some reason.

I also added the Consolas-W7 snap you sent, and a new entry for
Liberation Mono.


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