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#1 2017-10-12 07:25:28

ap
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visualise unicode characters

Hi all,
on a secondary machine I installed a minimal debian 9 (on my main pc I am too in love with bunsenlabs tongue) with i3 and no de.
I cannot visualize unicode characters, not in geany, libreoffice or firefox.

For example if I open this https://unicode.bayashi.net/0xF281/%EF%8A%81
what I get is a square with inside numbers and letters but not the proper unicode characters.

What should I do to correctly visualise them? I believe install something but what smile

Thanks a lot!

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#2 2017-10-12 15:24:05

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Re: visualise unicode characters

trying the link, i can't see anything else either.
it (usually) does work in geany, but not this one.
i think unicode support is never 100%? i mean all those special chars & smilies.

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#3 2017-10-12 15:39:28

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Re: visualise unicode characters

They're everlasting updating unicode, adding smilies and stuff.. wonder how long trickle down of support for new goodies takes in Debian?

Try Buster/testing? (Debian 10) If you need the support, it might do the trick... or see if the progs you need the support in / that supply the support are in backports.

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#4 2017-10-13 00:18:24

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Re: visualise unicode characters

Ok, thanks ohnonot and Bearded_Blender for the answer. I can live without some unicode characters, it's not the end of the world smile at least now I know it's not something wrong with my setup.

Thanks again for your help!

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#5 2017-10-13 06:23:43

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Re: visualise unicode characters

^ well it depends on what range of unicode chars you cannot see.
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ap wrote:

Bearded_Blender

nice!
big_smile

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#6 2017-10-16 02:20:45

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Re: visualise unicode characters

Ahahah sorry Bearded_Blunder didn't do it on purpose big_smile
BTW I can see all the above unicode chars

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#7 2017-10-16 06:28:18

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Re: visualise unicode characters

someone in another thread said "you need awesome font".
gonna try that now.

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#8 2017-10-16 09:08:48

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Re: visualise unicode characters

ap wrote:

For example if I open this https://unicode.bayashi.net/0xF281/%EF%8A%81
what I get is a square with inside numbers and letters but not the proper unicode characters.

In libreoffice writter with font liberation-serif i get submarine and weird H (Definitely font related). Do we have a (free to use for web) font that has all of them and is always up to date?

Last edited by brontosaurusrex (2017-10-16 09:56:29)

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#9 2017-10-16 20:37:19

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Re: visualise unicode characters

brontosaurusrex wrote:

Do we have a (free to use for web) font that has all of them and is always up to date?

The Noto ("no tofu") fonts used by BunsenLabs are supposed to have very good coverage but new glyphs are being added all the time so Debian stable will always be somewhat behind.

https://packages.debian.org/stretch/fonts-noto


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#10 2017-10-16 21:28:44

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Re: visualise unicode characters

ap wrote:

Ahahah sorry Bearded_Blunder didn't do it on purpose big_smile
BTW I can see all the above unicode chars

I didn't even notice till you apologized.. so obviously no harm done big_smile


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#11 2017-10-16 22:06:49

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Re: visualise unicode characters

HaoS, Cool, now an app that can display valid chars in such font without lil ? or boxes? (I've try few from repos and they don't cooperate)

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