Re: Unicode font for Mac?

From: Yung-Fong Tang (
Date: Tue Aug 19 1997 - 20:02:54 EDT

David Goldsmith wrote:

> >The Unicode can be drawn indirectly by converting it to a Mac script and
> >then drawing *that*, and only Cyberdog does so.
> >
> >When UIS is released, the browsers will be able to take advantage of it.
> >
> >Just converting the Cyberbit font and installing it won't do any good in
> >and of itself, because none of the current browsers know how to take
> >advantage of it.
> Actually, I think Netscape 4.01 will display pages if the charset is
> Unicode, but apparently it doesn't handle NCRs properly. I think MSIE 4.0
> (for Mac) still doesn't handle Unicode; at least, the preview release
> doesn't.

No. Netscape did handle NCR properly. The problem is the availability of
installed Font(of course, also script boundle), and some of the Unicode code
point is not covered by ANY Macintosh script.

> David Goldsmith
> Architect
> International, Text, and Graphics Group
> Apple Computer, Inc.

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