[rfc-i] Another example of a draft with non-ASCII characters (draft-ietf-iri-3987bis-12.txt)

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Tue Jul 17 05:36:50 PDT 2012

On 2012-07-17 14:28, Yoav Nir wrote:
> On Jul 17, 2012, at 2:58 PM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>>> The text-only version at
>>> http://www.sw.it.aoyama.ac.jp/2012/pub/draft-ietf-iri-3987bis-12.utf8.txt
>> This works well in Firefox and LibreOffice, but neither Notepad nor Wordpad
>> can deal with it as far as I can see. I was a bit surprised about Wordpad
>> but I couldn't find a UTF8 setting.
> At least on Windows 7 I managed to get Wordpad to show it.
> At first the Chinese characters were displayed as squares. So I marked everything and tried to change the font to SimSun. The font was not there, so I clicked "Show more fonts.." at the bottom of the font selection box, which opened a fonts window, where I could re-enable that font. Then I again selected the whole document and changed the font. Now the Chinese characters look OK, but the latin letters look pretty bad, and Martin's ü looks like it's written in superscript. I wonder if Windows has some font where all characters look OK. With the current format it has to be monospaced, or the ASCII art would look bad. Courier and Courier New don't work.
> ...

Notepad apparently is smart enough to choose a separate font for those 
characters where it's needed; this breaks monospacing where chinese 
characters appear, but that's it.

Again, this wouldn't be an issue in a file format where justification 
doesn't depend on monospaced fonts.

Best regards, Julian

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