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answered Install a lot of fonts at once
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comment Visible Hidden Folder Disappears After Renaming it to [Dot Underscore]
Sorry. I should have read the question more carefully. Did the <kbd>TAB</kbd> solve the problem? If not, can you move into that directory in the Terminal?
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answered Visible Hidden Folder Disappears After Renaming it to [Dot Underscore]
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comment OSX equivalent for ~/bin in Linux
In addition you can hide that folder in the finder by using the SetFile command. SetFile -a V ~/bin. I do that as a personal preference.
Apr
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comment How to change fonts picked by Terminal.app to display languages other than English?
Tom, thanks for the info! I've been having the wrong idea about how unicode is working all along! Some fact in my understanding though, that the glyphs must reside somewhere in the font file itself, what I was wrong about is that they don't share same code point. Thanks again. Your explanation and the reading makes me wonder if I can just make up my own font, it doesn't sound like it is so hard now.
Apr
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comment How to change fonts picked by Terminal.app to display languages other than English?
Actually Tom, while 0647 has a purpose, I am sure if FEEB is not present in the font then it will fallback to a font that has it. FEEB is in the presentation form B section, but it is essential since Arabic is cursive and the OS wouldn't know how to display the corresponding glyph on its own. You might know better, but that's how I've been thinking about it since Presentation A is mostly for display of double letters, and Presentation B is for letter forms.
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Apr
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comment How to change fonts picked by Terminal.app to display languages other than English?
by messy, i mean it picks certain normal glyphs present in the used font and for another set of glyphs also present in the for it would pick another font. Since Arabic is cursive, it gets really hard to even read the output.
Apr
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comment How to change fonts picked by Terminal.app to display languages other than English?
sdmeyers, I'll iTerm a try. Used it long time ago, but fell back to shipped Terminal.app. Maybe it is time again to move to another Terminal App.
Apr
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comment How to change fonts picked by Terminal.app to display languages other than English?
Chris, thanks for the clarification. Exactly what I was looking for, that "fallback" mechanism and if it can be altered/hacked to cherry pick desired fonts.
Apr
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comment How to change fonts picked by Terminal.app to display languages other than English?
It is only in Terminal.app, it works great until I enable and use certain Arabic fonts then things get messy. So a way to solve this would be to know how does Terminal.app get to pick the next font (which font?) when the current font doesn't have the glyphs available. Other applications would play nicely. I even figured out a way to type in certain glyphs which OS X doesn't type anymore since Snow Leopard.
Apr
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comment How to change fonts picked by Terminal.app to display languages other than English?
Unfortunately, that doesn't answer the question. Thanks for the vim arabic page. Been through that already, and compiled a version of vim with Arabic support. Tried MacVim as well. My question is about picking up fonts for certain scripts when characters are not available in the current font.
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asked How to change fonts picked by Terminal.app to display languages other than English?
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comment What is the best way to setup users in my macbook pro but still share content?
This is a much simpler and more elegant solution for the task. I was going to suggest changing permissions of certain folders using the finder Info panel accompanied with links.
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answered Does anyone know how to disable unicode text input in text fields?
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revised iMac won't recognise .MTS videos on my hard drive, how can I play them?
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answered iMac won't recognise .MTS videos on my hard drive, how can I play them?