Asian characters printing - not supported
wine-devel at sun.consumer.org.il
Sat May 25 02:54:48 CDT 2002
Ian Pilcher wrote:
>>We tried to print Chinese on notepad but failed.
>>We found that WINE default only writes western characters
>>to postscript. Is that true?
>>I would like to ask if WINE will support multi-byte character printing?
>The PostScript driver itself has rudimentary support for the Unicode
>BMP (U+0000 - U+FFFF). It does not support multi-byte characters or
But U+0000 - U+FFFF contains almost all eastern characters. Last time I
checked there were very little characters that needed two UTF-16
characters to be encoded, and they were mostly based around music notes
and special symbols.
Ok, just rechecked. The following codes are outside the range:
* Byzantine Musical Symbols
* Musical Symbols
* Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols
* CJK Unified Ideographs Extension B <--- Would probably prove that
my previous assesment was wrong.
* CJK Compatibility Ideographs Supplement
And some private use sections.
Do the characters that render to the characters at
http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U3400.pdf print correctly for you? If
so, then Ian's assesment is probably correct. If not, then there is
probably another problem.
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