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dir failure with some unicode characters

Discussion in 'Support' started by Jim Cook, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Jim Cook

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    TCC 11.00.52 Windows 7 [Version 6.1.7600]
    TCC Build 52 Windows 7 Build 7600

    Using a TCC tab inside TCMD.

    I have a file named U+0999.txt, i.e. a single Unicode character 0x0999
    followed by the extension .txt: ঙ.txt

    When this file exists and I do a *dir, that one line is rendered as if the
    font size were reduced by about 30%. As I start to mouse-mark over it, the
    marked region is normal size until I come to the unicode character, and then
    the rendering goes back to the reduced size. The marked region captures what
    ought to be captured, not what is visibly captured.


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  2. rconn

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    then

    This can't have anything to do with DIR. It is most likely a font issue --
    what font(s) are you using in your (hidden) console window and in TCMD?
     
  3. Jim Cook

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    I just downloaded the newest DejaVu font from sourceforge for my TCMD
    window. How do I find out the font in the hidden console?

    On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 09:45, rconn <> wrote:




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  4. Jim Cook

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    I enabled unicode output and created a unicode text file with the output
    from *dir. Using both WordPad and UltraEdit editors, I see similar odd
    behavior.

    Clearly, there's some generic font rendering issue that is not JPSoft's
    fault.

    Sorry for the initial pointed finger. I stand corrected.

    On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 09:55, Jim Cook <> wrote:




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  5. rconn

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    Start a console window (or detach the TCC tab window), click on the icon on
    the title bar, then select Preferences/Font. If you're not using a Unicode
    font (for example, if you're using Raster Fonts), bad things are going to
    happen when you try to display Unicode characters.
     
  6. Steve Fabian

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    ---- Original Message ----
    From: rconn
    | Quote:
    | If you're not using a Unicode font (for example, if you're using Raster Fonts),
    | bad things are going to happen when you try to display Unicode characters.

    How is one to know whether or not a particular font is a Unicode one?
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  7. rconn

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    Raster Fonts are never Unicode.

    For the others, read their documentation.
     

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