I'm trying to convert some old programs I wrote a long time ago from
box drawing with OEM fonts to uses PDCurses with SDL2 and UTF-8 box
drawing and block element characters (
https://www.utf8-chartable.de/unicode-utf8-table.pl ).  Was just
wondering what's been investigated for improving lining up of font
characters.  I noticed the _grprint routine in pdcdisp.c drawing some
box drawing characters with FillRect.  I've been experimenting with a
few modifications that make UbuntuMono-R.ttf look good with box
drawing.  It doesn't look quite as good with DejaVuSansMono.ttf, but
not sure if the algorithm's still missing an adjustment or if it's an
issue with the font.  I did update to a later version of the
DejaVuSansMono.ttf font and it made some improvements in display.  Was
wondering if anyone else has looked into this or is looking into this.
Would like to compare notes with others on this subject and avoid
reinvestigating areas that someone's already thoroughly looked into.

Laura Michaels

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