Re: [code] Re: Debugging language modules

From: Robert Gieseke <>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:22:12 +0200

Am 29/03/16 um 14:09 schrieb Arnel:
>>>> There's a small number of functions in Racket which use Unicode characters
>>>> (including the lambda symbol). Should I leave all of them out for now? I'm not
>>>> completely sure if they will work properly on Windows (unless they install a
>>>> font with support for Unicode symbols like DejaVu Sans Mono, maybe).
>>> If you use those UTF-8 characters directly in your keyword strings, (no
>>> strange u'xxxx', U+xxxx, or \uXXXX notation) then they may work just fine
>>> as keywords. You are correct that you'll need a font to display such
>>> characters, but the lexer should be able to handle the bytes okay.
>> Greek letters seem to display fine with Textadept on Windows 7 with the
>> default font...
> It's not just the lambda character - they also use symbols such as the Unicode
> characters I mentioned in my reply to Mitchell (U+2200 and U+018E - inverted
> letters A and E).

Both display as well, the inverted A has no horizontal line though (on
OS X it has). I'd guess that most common mathy characters will be covered.


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Received on Tue 29 Mar 2016 - 08:22:12 EDT

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