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Re: [trinity-users] Re: symbols visualize problem

From: Istvan Gabor <suseuser04@...>
Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:50:57 +0100
On Sat, 4 Mar 2017 08:13:03 -0800, Dave Lers wrote:
> deloptes wrote:
>> Dave Lers wrote:
>>
>>> Istvan Gabor wrote:
>>>> Hello:
>>>>
>>>> I have a simple plain text document that contains the following
>>>> symbols:
>>>> • − ⋆ ▷ ∘ ◯ ◯ □
>>>>
>>>> In trinity applications (eg kwrite) they are not shown correctly.
>>>
>>> Interesting. The symbols show up fine when reading your email, but
>>> not
>>> when composing a reply. They also show up fine when pasted into
>>> Kate/KWrite, but not when I save them to a file. The problem for me
>>> is
>>> that I am not using utf8 encoding. If I switch KWrite Tools >
>>> Encoding to utf8, all is well.
>>
>> I set explicitly the the code table to utf-8 and it is looking good
>> in reply
>
> Yes, I did not take it far enough. If I switch my email client to
> utf8, all is well there too... Well almost, if I try to reply to
> Jonesy? the only quoted text that appears in the compose window is 
> the
> footer added by the list server. Reading his message also looks
> different, instead of mangled symbols there is only white space.

Please do not involve encoding setup issues into the problem I 
complained
about. Certainly if you set your character encoding different the 
characters
won't look right. In my case the file was saved in utf8 and open in 
utf8 mode.
Even the display fonts are the same. In legacy KDE 3.5.10 the symbols
look righth, in TDE 14.04 they don't.

Istvan