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Lab δ: Tech => Computers and Technology Discussion => Topic started by: Sasara on September 22, 2007, 10:06:57 pm

Title: Unicode resources (Japanese/Chinese/Korean fonts, right to left fonts, etc)
Post by: Sasara on September 22, 2007, 10:06:57 pm
Quite a lot of people don't have fonts for other languages, and even those who want to view other languages on their computer, such as Japanese, don't know how to.

Installing East Asian fonts on Windows XP: (you can install the right to left fonts following these directions if you figure it out yourself)
http://www.coscom.co.jp/japanesefont/japanesefont/japanesefont.html

GNU Unifont (will allow you to view quite a lot of languages, although it's low-quality, but it's quite good for IRC):
http://unifoundry.com/unifont.html

A much bigger Unicode resource:
http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/

Open-source and free fonts (that people won't sue you for downloading or editing, because it wouldn't be pirating):
http://www.unifont.org/

If you have links to Unicode fonts, etc, you can post them here if you want to.
Title: Re: Unicode resources (Japanese/Chinese/Korean fonts, right to left fonts, etc)
Post by: extreme forkton supreme on November 23, 2008, 06:54:09 pm
Kannada Unicode Entries-
http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/bylanguage/kannadachart.html

Gives the font packs for using this language.
I don't speak it, but my Unicode tables were rather limited, so I installed it.

EDIT: s**t, another year-old topic.
Title: Re: Unicode resources (Japanese/Chinese/Korean fonts, right to left fonts, etc)
Post by: Sasara on December 11, 2008, 12:39:05 am
Updated the sticky to have a few new links.

I do have to say... you ARE still allowed to post here, even if it's old. Originally, stickies were exempt, but then bumping became mostly-allowed.
Title: Re: Unicode resources (Japanese/Chinese/Korean fonts, right to left fonts, etc)
Post by: Arceus Trainer on December 11, 2008, 12:42:57 am
Whazzais?
Title: Re: Unicode resources (Japanese/Chinese/Korean fonts, right to left fonts, etc)
Post by: Sasara on December 11, 2008, 12:44:52 am
Unicode fonts, it allows your computer to display text in other languages on sites from around the world.
Title: Re: Unicode resources (Japanese/Chinese/Korean fonts, right to left fonts, etc)
Post by: Arceus Trainer on December 11, 2008, 12:45:26 am
Oh.....Have it.
Title: Re: Unicode resources (Japanese/Chinese/Korean fonts, right to left fonts, etc)
Post by: Fivex on December 12, 2008, 02:38:29 pm
I don't realy need these.
Vista has them preinstalled.
Title: Re: Unicode resources (Japanese/Chinese/Korean fonts, right to left fonts, etc)
Post by: Photon-Phoenix on December 12, 2008, 03:42:05 pm
So does XP, but not those new ones they come out with like nearly EVERYDAY.
Title: Re: Unicode resources (Japanese/Chinese/Korean fonts, right to left fonts, etc)
Post by: Sasara on December 12, 2008, 04:45:36 pm
Well, kinda glad to hear that Vista comes with them pre-installed.

I thought Linux was the only OS to do that. XD
Title: Re: Unicode resources (Japanese/Chinese/Korean fon
Post by: IIMarckus on November 01, 2009, 09:26:35 pm
I just discovered the wonders of the Compose key. If you use X, add “compose:ralt” (or rwin or lalt) to the XkbOptions in your xorg.conf and boom, instant special character typing. Example (mine has a few extra options):
Code: [Select]
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"

Option "XkbVariant" "dvorak"
Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps,compose:ralt"
EndSection

Now é is <ralt> ' e, only three keystrokes.
Title: Re: Unicode resources (Japanese/Chinese/Korean fonts, right to left fonts, etc)
Post by: IIMarckus on November 09, 2009, 11:12:04 pm
Since it would be a real shame for such a cool feature to go unnoticed, here’s how to activate it via a pretty GUI (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ComposeKey).
Title: Re: Unicode resources (Japanese/Chinese/Korean fonts, right to left fonts, etc)
Post by: Wack0 on January 02, 2010, 06:53:33 am
I use the UK-Extended keyboard layout, so é is <alt-gr + e>, and è is ` e.
Title: Re: Unicode resources (Japanese/Chinese/Korean fonts, right to left fonts, etc)
Post by: IIMarckus on January 02, 2010, 09:42:16 pm
The compose key is much more flexible than that. You can use it for more than just accented characters (example: £ ¥ © ¹ ² ¼ « took me just a few seconds to type). There are many nice Unicode characters like “ ” — … → and so forth.

Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be anything close to it on Windows, whether built‐in or as an external program.
Title: Re: Unicode resources (Japanese/Chinese/Korean fonts, right to left fonts, etc)
Post by: Zowayix on June 23, 2012, 03:58:30 am
Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be anything close to it on Windows, whether built‐in or as an external program.
http://allchars.zwolnet.com/
Open source and whatnot, plus you can add any combination you damn well want. It seems to act screwily if you choose Caps Lock as the actual compose key though.