Re: Vim Support for Syriac
- Tony Khoshaba wrote:
> Great info thank you. I was playing with Courier_New as well. I wasI don't know how to edit fonts; if you do it, make sure that all your
> wondering what proper tool I can use to just add Syriac to Courier_New
> and name it something else so the same way Syriac would be supported
> along with other languages using the same font.
Courier_New glyphs (including the existing Latin glyphs) have exactly
the same dimensions: height, width, and height of the top and bottom of
a letter like lowercase x relative to the character cell. Anyway, I
don't know of any fixed-width font covering the full Unicode range: when
editing my front page
http://users.skynet.be/antoine.mechelynck/index.htm , which has not only
Latin but also Cyrillic (Russian) and East-Asian (Chinese and Japanese)
text, I have to change the 'guifont' depending on which part I'm editing.
If your Courier_New font hasn't got (even with :cDEFAULT) the Syriac
glyphs you need, well, try to find a fixed-with font with a different
name, providing the Syriac glyphs, and also if possible the basic Latin
glyphs. Or you might want to check if there is a language pack that
includes Syriac on the Windows Update site: installing that might be
enough to add the required glyphs to Courier_New (and also to common
"proportional" fonts like Arial or Times New Roman: Vim cannot use them,
but if you create HTML pages in Syriac you can load them in your
favourite browser to check that they display OK).