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Old 03-13-2011, 06:13 PM   #1
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how can I apt-get install all possible characters for all the languages in the world


hi, i would like to be able to display/type all the characters/letters in my browser, character map and any other place you could think of.
right now most of the languages in my character map are displayed as hex codes.
 
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The total number of possible unicode characters is too large for any single font to reasonably be able to support. The closest you'll get is probably the unifont, which should cover all the characters you are likely to reasonably encounter, albeit without ideal rendering for some languages. Not that I've tried it myself, however.

But even without that, when your default font doesn't have the character you need, your font system should be smart enough to grab it from another font package that does. So it may be better just to install a reasonable selection of unicode fonts covering the major languages you're likely to run across.

I suggest starting with the "freefonts", and then searching your package manager for others that seem useful to you.
 
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The total number of possible unicode characters is too large for any single font to reasonably be able to support. The closest you'll get is probably the unifont, which should cover all the characters you are likely to reasonably encounter, albeit without ideal rendering for some languages. Not that I've tried it myself, however.

But even without that, when your default font doesn't have the character you need, your font system should be smart enough to grab it from another font package that does. So it may be better just to install a reasonable selection of unicode fonts covering the major languages you're likely to run across.

I suggest starting with the "freefonts", and then searching your package manager for others that seem useful to you.
Installed unifont, thanks for the tip, seeing many new fonts (although without nice rendering as said). maybe i'll try the font(s) windows uses to make em look nicer.
 
  


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