Fonts (was Re: [etoys-dev] Wording in Clouds)

Yoshiki Ohshima yoshiki at
Sat Aug 1 07:17:10 EDT 2009

At Fri, 31 Jul 2009 20:10:56 -0700,
Edward Cherlin wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 2:05 PM, Yoshiki Ohshima<yoshiki at> wrote:
> > At Fri, 31 Jul 2009 09:05:30 -0700,
> > Andreas Raab wrote:
> >>
> >> Yoshiki Ohshima wrote:
> >> > .AN  Not sure what you meant by a standard font, but Batang is designed
> >> > for writing Korean. .AN Yes, it is missing some phonetic characters but
> >> > also some kanjis in the picture is wrong. .AN (here comes our favorite
> >> > problem.)
> >>
> >> Ah, that explains it. Is there a way of telling directly from the font
> >> which language(s) they are supposed to support? Or is this trial and error?
> The font name is in the language. This works for me, since I lived in
> Korea and Japan, but not for foreigners in general. For example, on
> Linux, Batang, Dotum, and Baekmuk ($(C9Y4g(B, $(C555k(B, $(C9i9,(B) are Korean; Kaiti,
> Mingti, and Sungti ($B\4BN(B, $BL at BN(B,$BAWBN(B ) are Chinese; Kochi and Sazanami $B!J$3$A(B,
> $B8NCN(B; $B$5$6$J$_(B, $B:YGH(B) are Japanese. Educated natives of course recognize their
> own preferred font styles as readily as Americans can tell typewriter,
> serif, script, and black letter apart.

  Yeah, but I wouldn't think that "MS UI Gothic" is Japanese^^;

> I use the FontMatrix utility to view character repertoires of fonts.


-- Yoshiki

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