Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 11 months ago

#7489 closed enhancement

GUI: Support non-ASCII characters

Reported by: SF/uweryssel Owned by: sev-
Priority: low Component: GUI
Keywords: Cc:


In game launcher and directory browser a font
is used (defined in newfont.cpp), which has only
chars for the first 128 characters. This
causes spaces in strings (directory names),
which contains ASCII codes above 128,
e.g. ä,ö,ü, etc.

The old font (scummfont.cpp) had characters
above 128, but in my case it contained a wrong
character set (DOS?).

I need a Latin 1 char set for my AmigaOS-Port,
which is almost the same as the ISO-8859-1 charset.

Is there a plan to extend this font to support
different charsets or at least ISO-8859-1?

Ticket imported from: #1482117. Ticket imported from: feature-requests/305.

Change History (5)

comment:1 by fingolfin, 13 years ago

Priority: normallow
Summary: Support of ASCII codes >128 in Game LauncherGUI: Support non-ASCII characters

comment:2 by fingolfin, 13 years ago

We currently have no plans to add consistent
support for non-ASCII characters to the GUI code.
Doing so reliably and in a portable fashion is a
quite non-trivial task, plus we'd have to agree on
a fontset (unicode support is pretty much out of
the question for now, unless somebody can point us
to a low weight, portable solution).

But see also FR #887623.

comment:3 by sev-, 13 years ago

Implemented in 0.9.0

comment:4 by sev-, 13 years ago

Owner: set to sev-
Status: newclosed

comment:5 by digitall, 11 months ago

Component: GUI
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