Adam Illian Dralock at
Tue Mar 4 05:36:04 CET 2003

Apparently, on top of "asian" characters, normal western fonts like "helvetica" and "veranda" are not
displayable (if that is a word).  And it is why I asked
in the first place.  thanks for the advice though.

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul <paul at>
To: xfce at
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 18:40:16 +0100 
Subject: Re: Error "This is a two byte font and may not be displayed correctly"

In reply to Collins's mail, d.d. Mon, 3 Mar 2003 10:37:57 -0700:

>> 	I just scroll to the nest group until I fond the one that isn't a
>two> byte font and use it.
>What is a two byte font anyway?  And what good is it if it can't be used?

Double-byte fonts are used for the asian fontsets like Chinese and Japanese.
These languages have so many different characters that they cannot be caught
in the simple 1 byte (8 bit) codings that western languages can do with.


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