[texworks] texworks Digest, Vol 85, Issue 9 - rectangles

Martin Afanasjew martin-lists at afanasjew.de
Sun Sep 27 12:07:05 CEST 2015


I can confirm that I cannot see the characters on Windows 7 (might be 
helpful if others also stated their Windows version, as that might make 
a difference) using the official TeXworks 0.4.6 (with Qt 5.4.1) build.

On the other hand I can also confirm, that the characters are visible on 
my Mac, where I use a custom-built TeXworks 0.5 (with Qt 5.5.0).

I'm using exactly the same font on both systems.

My guess is that TeXworks is doing the right thing, but the Qt framework 
it is built on, behaves differently depending on the underlying 
operating system. (And for whatever reason fails to render those non-BMP 
characters on Windows.)


On 2015-09-26 23:23, David J. Perry wrote:
> On 9/26/2015 3:04 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> I'm seeing the characters in the Editor just fine using Monaco or
>> Menlo as the font on my Mac. I'm guessing the font you're using in
>> your Editor just doesn't have those characters.
> Herb,
> Thanks for replying -- but the fact that I used Code2001 both as the
> TeXworks editor font and to make the PDF shows that Code2001 does have
> the characters in question (since they are visible in the PDF; also, I
> work regularly with historic scripts and Code2001 is a font that is well
> known for its support of Plane 1 characters).  I have also tried a
> couple of other fonts that I know for certain have the characters, with
> the same result.
> The fact that you are on a Mac is interesting; as I said in a previous
> posting, I use MiKteX on Windows, so perhaps the problem with the
> version of TeXworks that is supplied by MikTeX.  (It's not a generic
> Windows problem since other software displays and prints Plane 1
> characters correctly).  Can any Windows but non-MikTeX users tell me
> what you see?

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