nanogui: What coding and font is best for Chinese application
Re: [nanogui] What coding and font is best for Chinese application
"Greg Haerr" ####@####.####
23 Nov 2006 08:21:00 +0000
: I currently use LC_MESSAGE to get Western & Europen support
: (ISO8859-1 and ISO8859-15), but I am confused about Chinese.
: Currently I use 8 bit ASCII. In my reading I find the I will probably
: have to use UTF-8 to support the many characters for Chinese.
8 bits isn't enough to display most Chinese characters, so some
encoding, like UTF-8 is required to access all characters.
The encoding method for accessing characters is not the
same as assessing the data required for various loaded fonts.
: Can anyone with experience in this area provide a pointer to documents
: or examples how this may be accomplished on a small LCD with
: limited space for font storage?
The older, obsolete HZK12/HZK16 font system uses a small
incore font to display 12 or 16 pixel high/wide chinese characters.
You can enable this option in the config file and see the results
with one of the fontdemo*.sh scripts. I think the demo is