Re: [patch] hardcopy patch for vim-6.2
- On 24 Oct 2003 at 15:55, Camillo Särs wrote:
> Mike Williams wrote:This is relatively straightforward, PS font files have associated
> > Any suggestins more than welcome.
> Mozilla seems to do a fairly good job at combining several different fonts to
> display Unicode sample pages. I believe the basic algorithm is "if this font
> doesn't have it, let's look at some others". :)
descriptor files that are relatively easy to parse, but the decision
to date has been to not add this functionality to VIM. This means
the user has to tell VIM what fonts to use for specific ranges. As a
gross generalisation a multi-byte encoding contains an ASCII(ish)
character set, a basic multi-byte character set and an extended multi-
byte character set (typically more rarely used characters) - that can
be a lot of info that needs specifying to be able to print.
(If the font desccriptor file parser was added then alternate fixed
width fonts could be used for 8-bit printing as well.)
Swing dead cat by the tail? More fun using live ones.