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Re: [tlug] Character encoding stuff

(2) Did you try other fonts for gedit, such as Liberation Fonts version 2:

I use gedit on Debian and I did not meet your problem.

On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 2:01 AM, Nguyen Viet Cuong <> wrote:
Hi Brian,

(1) You can extract such information from:

On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 12:25 AM, Brian Chandler <> wrote:
I write bits of my website in PHP, and am always bumping up against
character set issues. Here are (is??) a plurality of questions.

(1) In particular, when scraping jigsaw puzzle manufacturer websites, I
want to know what characters I'm looking at. Things like "Is that cross
a *multiplication sign, *lowercase-x, *capital-X, *zenkaku-x,
*zenkaku-X, or who knows what (х for example, and I managed to type that
one in). I started looking on the web, then realised I actually wrote a
primitive one myself: for example

But it would be nice to get more than just numbers: stuff like
"Cyrillic", "Punctuation" etc. Any suggestions for useful tools, either
Web-based or a screen utility I can run in Linux?

(2) I user gedit, which is sort of fine, but it does Really Stupid
(sorry, I mean "clever") display tricks, trying to guess how things
should be shown depending on surrounding characters. So paste in the
following two lines, and the two marus appear completely different (in
size: both are circles):

But this is exactly the same character: ○

Are there any suggestions of editors more suited to multi-script work?

There are a few other things, but I'd better go an watch детараме хиро
now. (That came out wrong...)

Brian Chandler

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