[code] Re: Debugging language modules

From: Arnel <jalespring.att.gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2016 20:49:22 +0800

On Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:22:12 +0200, Robert Gieseke <rob.g.att.web.de> wrote:
> 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.

You're right. Since TA doesn't really behave like some Windows text editors do,
I suppose there's nothing to be apprehensive about. I'll just leave them in,
then.

Thanks for checking.

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Thank you,
Arnel
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Received on Tue 29 Mar 2016 - 08:49:22 EDT

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