Originally Posted by WiseDraco
very strange. i thinked, nowadays, utf-8 / utf-16 contains all world possible \ usage symbols ?
UTF-8 is a standard
for encoding well defined characters, each associated to a specific name. A handy table is provided here
. But to physically draw a character on the screen you need to associate to it a glyph that comes from a file, containing data that represent a set of straight line segments and quadratic Bézier curves
in the case of True Type fonts.
That's a lot of work and each True Type font includes a limited number of these glyphs.
You can make your own font or modify existing ones in Slackware using fontforge