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Re: [ off list ] Displaying Chinese characters: some of them becomes to a block

From: Christopher Evans <christopher@cechinatrans.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2006 17:05:42 -0000
To: Amaya <www-amaya@w3.org>
Cc: "Dave Woolley" <david.woolley@bts.co.uk>
Message-ID: <op.tj3ifk13fetw8i@post.demon.co.uk>

On Tue, 05 Dec 2006 16:15:00 -0000, Dave Woolley <david.woolley@bts.co.uk> wrote:

> For information, I sent the following off list (unfortunately
> Outlook/Exchange is not fully DBCS aware, hence the ??:
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Woolley
> Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2006 11:15 AM
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> Cc: 'Irene Vatton'
> Subject: RE: [off list ] Displaying Chinese characters: some of them becomes to a block
>
>
> [ off list - address not suitable for publication - 不要广播地址 ]
>
>>
>> I installed Amaya 9.52 for Windows.
>>
>> When I input Chinese characters, some of chinese characters
>> becomes to a hollow block.
>
> The hollow block is a missing glyph symbol and means that the
> character isn't in the current font.  I looked up 链接 and
> 链 has different simplified and traditional forms, but 接 doesn't,
> so I suspect that Amaya has been configured to use a traditional
> font that doesn't also cover simplified forms, and isn't clever
> enough to use alternative fonts to fill the gaps.
>
>> This situation is very similar to the youtube.com.
>>
>> for some examples:
>> 1. the word "链接"(hyperlink) will displayed as "□接"
>> 2. the word "游戏"(game) will displayed as "游□"
>> 3. simply open http://www.chinaw3c.org page, you will see
>
> This page times out, so I cannot see whether it is simplified
> or traditional.


Maybe a bit more complicated than that? There are gaps in the traditional set too, see my page at http://www.cechinatrans.demon.co.uk/gq-qinpu.html at De Yin Tang Qinpu, where 'dunhao' comma and 吳 in the third column both display as open rectangles in Amaya, but correctly in Opera.


Christopher



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