Re: [dev] [st] macOS: Wide Asian Glyphs

From: Eric Pruitt <>
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:53:13 -0700

On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 01:51:26PM -0700, Eric Pruitt wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 12:01:42PM -0400, Gary Allen Vollink wrote:
> > 3) I'm not proud of this, but it works reliably. I wrote a nasty hack
> > that force-fixes the width/overlap problem with Emoji (and some other
> > odd font-substitution problems). I know that this is 'fixed' in
> > glibc's most recent release - following UNICODE recent guidance that
> > all Emoji are double-width, but it isn't fixed on macOS (Emoji without
> > spaces don't even work right in Anyway, it is
> > something I could throw together as a diff - sub 40 lines. I don't
> > have a handle on what the protocol is for sharing such a thing.
> Make a patch. Attach the patch to an email or submit it to the wiki
> (
> Instructions for submitting patches are provided on

Also, please post the patch to the mailing list either way. Even if it
doesn't get accepted into mainline or the wiki, I would like to see it
since I've had some problems with emoji width on Linux that I haven't
spent time investigating yet.

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