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

David J. Perry hospes.primus at verizon.net
Sun Sep 27 18:41:19 CEST 2015

Thanks very much, Martin!  I just saw your message after replying to 
Alain.  So two Mac folks are OK, and Alain is OK using .5 of TeXworks on 
Windows.  Alain describes his version as .5 (official), but I googled 
and could only find 4.6.  Is .5 available for Windows and if so, could I 
install it without messing up my MikTeX installation?

Thanks - David

On 9/27/2015 6:07 AM, Martin Afanasjew wrote:
> David,
> 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.)
> Regards,
> Martin
> 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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