Re: [code] some unicode not rendering

From: Carl Sturtivant <>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2017 16:03:21 -0500

Hello Mitchell,

No, things are worse than that.

I'm not using textadept in a console, i.e. not textadept-curses. Just
the regular GUI application.

I'm just using the console with font set to Consolas as evidence that
Consolas can render those characters. Yet textadept with Consolas set as
the font in init.lua does not render them. Unclear what's going on.


On 4/27/2017 9:35 AM, Mitchell wrote:
> Hi Carl,
> On Wed, 26 Apr 2017, Carl Sturtivant wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm using Consolas as font on Windows, and some text from here
>> is in the font, and renders correctly in a Cygwin terminal set to use
>> Consolas when a program edited in textadept prints it out. However,
>> textadept does not render some of that selfsame text when editing
>> that program, merely showing characters as boxes when they are
>> clearly in the Consolas font. Haven't tried Linux yet, and I imagine
>> the same sort of thing is going on. Why is this and what can I do
>> about it?
> So you are using Textadept in a Cygwin terminal (set up to use the
> Consolas font), but when you open a UTF-8 file for editing, some of
> the characters are not showing properly?
> If so, does Textadept render the file properly in any other
> UTF-8-aware font? Does the file render properly in the Windows
> console? Does the GUI version of Textadept, configured to use
> Consolas, render the file properly?
> Textadept uses pdcurses for terminal rendering on Windows, which
> appears to support UTF-8 properly[1], but perhaps there are edge cases.
> Cheers,
> Mitchell
> [1]:

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