Re: Request for Win Gvim to match *nix re: .vimrc/.gvimrc/.vim
- On 05/08/10 08:10, Linda W wrote:
> On 7/23/2010 6:49 PM, Tony Mechelynck wrote:For mixed CJK/Latin I used MingLiU when I was on XP. Worked quite well.
>> When I was on dual-boot I used the converse (notice the use of the 8.3
>> name for "Documents and Settings" in order to avoid troublesome spaces
>> in the path):
>> cd $HOME
>> ln -sv /mnt/dos/c/DOCUME~1/tony/vimfiles .vim
>> ln -sv /mnt/dos/c/DOCUME~1/tony/_vimrc .vimrc
> I found it more unix'y just to ditch documents and settings
> and rename it to "home". With Win7, they switched to 'users', which was
> fine. But XP supports you telling it where the home dirs are.
>> [This meant scripts with Unix LF's]...
> Been doing that for some time. I had my cygwin vim installation
> using my Windows Gvim common files so I could keep 1 copy. Just made
> all the win files use "LF".
>> And other portability issues should be taken care of when they arise --
>> in the Vim fasion, usually by testing has('unix') or similar.
> Well, while it is possible to program around just about anything,
> I'd rather see the Windows GVIM be like the Linux one.
> ESPECIALLY in being able to edit unicode files.
> Try editing Mixed Japanese/Romaji and Latin(English) files in Win GVIM
> in a default font of Lucida_Console. Works on Linux, but not Windows.
> In fact works on Linux TTY as well as the graphical version, but on
> Windows -- you just get junk.
Or there are other available CJK fonts (names with Mincho or Gothic in
In fact my personal frontpage http://users.skynet.be/antoine.mechelynck/
was started in gvim when I was on Windows. As "View Source" will show
you, it is in "real" UTF-8, not using &something; entities, or at least
not for Russian, Arabic and CJK text. I dutifully switched fonts:
MingLiU for Chinese or for mixed Chinese and Latin, Lucida_Console or
Courier_New for Latin, Courier_New only for Cyrillic because (at least
at the time) Lucida_Console bold Cyrillic glyphs were 1px wider than its
non-bold Cyrillic glyphs, and also for Arabic because it had the
See http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Working_with_Unicode for details. AFAIK
that article is OS-agnostic.
> It's like the Windows version of GVIM seems to be crippled compared
> to the linux X or TTY versions.
> Thus my desire to move Windows GVIM -> toward equality with the linux
Eat the rich -- the poor are tough and stringy.
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