Was it John P. Looney who wrote on Friday 04 January 2002 10:00:
> Don't suppose you know anything about the use & abuse of FPGAs ?
Floppy Gate Arrays? What do you need to know that isn't in the datasheet?
A lad could go on about that sort of thing for a long time. I'm very good at
going on for a long time - I'm a Jehovah's Witness ... Seriously!
>> > > Anyway. You need to use an iso-8859-15 font,
> > Yeah, I read that much and got that far.
> Good good.
>> > > Next, you have to set it up...something like;
> > >
> > > xmodmap -e 'keycode 26 = e E currency'
> > > xmodmap -e 'keycode 54 = c C cent'
> > This gives me '?' (I see O with a circumflex) on Alt-Gr_e, and '¢' (A
> > circumflex) on Alt-Gr_c. That's under kmail. In a terminal, In a
> > terminal, I get the cent sign, but the euro comes out like an 'o' with
> > the 4 ends of an 'x' but not the middle. If I write a euro in console
> > mode, and hexedit the file, it comes out as 0xA4, not 0x26 :-/. Yet, open
> > it with vi and I'll see a capital sized euro sign.
>> Weeeird. If you are using the right charset, it should just display. What
> distro are you using ? Ah....the other mail said you were using 3.3.6 -
> did that have euro support ?
I think not. I did find instructions about farting about with xev (A program
I never found). I believe I have to convince it somehow by defining the euro
in it's base information, or upgrade. I dread the latter because of library
problems, breaking compatability, etc.
>> > The fonts are from jim knoble
> Hmm....that URL didn't work.
Sorry... try this one
>> > > should set it up so that pressing Alt-GR and E will give euro, and
> > > Alt-GR and C will give a cent symbol...you should be able to run these
> > > from the ~/.xsession script, which is run when you log in.
> > This thing doesn't use ./xsession, AFAIK, but xtart from Mandrake which
> > gives a menu of window managers. Don't worry though - I'll find somewhere
> > to put it if it does any good :-/.
> > Do I have to tell it anywhere what the euro sign actually looks like? How
> > does it know what to print?
>> AFAIK, that's up to the printer...what the euro sign looks like is
> encoded in the font. So, for the screen, it lives in your .ttf file or
> whatever, and for a printer, it's in the firmware, unless you are giving
> it postscript or some such.
>Oh (expletive deleted)! the printer (groan). I have a BJC4000 from WAY back.
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