Re: Unicode Trouble with Netscape for Unix

From: Mark Leisher (
Date: Tue Jul 22 1997 - 11:45:28 EDT

    Markus> -etl-fixed-medium-r-normal--14-140-72-72-c-70-iso10646-1
    Markus> -etl-fixed-medium-r-normal--16-160-72-72-c-80-iso10646-1
    Markus> -etl-fixed-medium-r-normal--24-240-72-72-c-120-iso10646-1

    Markus> but Netscape does not allow me to use one of those for the Unicode
    Markus> encoding, as it seems to expect the registry/encoding unicode-2-0
    Markus> at the end of the X11 font names. This nonstandard notation with
    Markus> two hyphens however breaks the X11 font naming format, i.e. I
    Markus> can't get my ETL font recognized by renaming it to

    Markus> -etl-fixed-medium-r-normal--14-140-72-72-c-70-unicode-2-0

    Markus> as this name is a syntax error.

Don't know if it will work, but try adding aliases (to fonts.alias) that use
the "unicode-2-0" suffix. I think Communicator intended to look for
"unicode-2.0" but someone was not paying attention to those XLFD separators!
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