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Re: strange result for escaping "\" with other font-name

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: strange result for escaping "\" with other font-name
Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2015 10:58:06 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Thomas Morley <address@hidden> writes:

> 2015-09-04 7:57 GMT+02:00 Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden>:
>> > trying to escape "\" in a string leads to strange results, for some
>> > font-names.
>> > Example below was ok with 2.18.2
>> >
>> > \version "2.19.26"
>> >
>> > \markup \override #'(font-name . "Times New Roman") "\\<==what?"
>> The displayed font is definitely not `Times New Roman'.  It seems that
>> the font substituted by FontConfig is a CJK font using half-width
>> glyphs, and there it sometimes happens that the `\' slot gets replaced
>> with the Yen sign `¥', for compatibility with ancient Japanese
>> practice.
> Agreed, so far.
>> I think there is nothing to be done here, since it displays a font
>> problem (or bug).
> Though, if 2.18.2 displays nicely (and it does), I'd tend to think
> something on our part causes this misbehahiour.
> (Ofcourse "Times New Roman" _is_ installed)

Well, at least it's not related to "trying to escape "\" in a string"
but with the attempt to print a backslash.  It would appear that our
font configuration still could afford some połish.

David Kastrup

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