multilingual usage in WIN10 not possible

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    thubtop
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    hi giuseppe and others,

    i am a heavy user of cherrytree, mostly on linux. however, i have one windows system at work. i write texts with various languages, including, for instance, Chinese characters, with only minor problems, such as not displaying certain more specific characters for non-standard Chinese letters (only in WIN, not in LINUX).

    now i got a new PC with WIN10 just to find out that both TEXT EDITORS (such as GEDIT) and CHERRYTREE can no longer display European, phonetic, Chinese, etc. symbols (in the same text). one can change fonts and see one or the other, but not all at the same time. a terrible step backwards for me 🙂

    this is clearly a problem of WIN10 which microsoft explains as “improvement” of their unicode technology (how to fall back on other fonts when a character is missing) — obviously excluding a huge amount of free software which did not implement their “improvement”.

    is there any kind of workaround for that?

    i know this is the fault of MS, but they won’t fix it.

    #124886

    giuspen
    Moderator

    Hi @thubtop, you mentioned you have the same issue with gedit, can you check if that tool is also still using gtk2 or already gtk3? This kind of support should come from the toolkit and I hope that the latest versions of gtk3 support windows 10 properly.

    #124891

    thubtop
    Member

    hi @giuspen, thank you for the reply. first, you helped me to see that i had installed an old version of gedit (2.30.). now i have installed gedit 3.20.1 which is based on GTK3, and there it works: one can mix different writing systems/characters. best wishes, thubtop

    #124892

    thubtop
    Member

    if i understand correctly, you are working on GTK3 inclusion, thus i will patiently wait for the next version. thanks, best wishes, thubtop

    #124897

    giuspen
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    Yes I’m working on the gtkmm3 porting (gtk3, c++), I’m a bit slow for family reasons but I hope to speed up soon

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