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Re: Emacs-w32 fails to display certain unicode characters that GNU Emacs is able to display

On 6/23/2013 2:19 PM, Olli Piepponen wrote:
Problem definition:

Running both emacs-w32 (GNU Emacs 24.3.1 (i686-pc-cygwin) of
2013-03-11 on fiona) and GNU Emacs (GNU Emacs 24.2.1
(i386-mingw-nt6.1.7601) of 2012-08-29 on MARVIN) side by side, there
are some unicode characters that display fine on GNU Emacs, but show
up as squares on emacs-w32. See the screenshot for reference:

Using M-x describe-char gives us the following:

So the problem appears to be that when on GNU Emacs my font of choice
Consolas fails to find a the right symbol to display, it is able to
fall back to a Windows font called BatangChe. On emacs-w32 this does
not happen, thus resulting in the squares.

Is this a bug, and if not, how can I enable BatangChe on emacs-w32 as well?

First, the versions of emacs you're comparing are both GNU Emacs. One is a Cygwin build using the native Windows GUI, and the other is the native Windows build.

I don't really know much about fonts, but a little poking around in the emacs manual suggests that what you need to do is set the "default fontset". See the section on fontsets in the manual.


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