FW: Unicode font

Date: Fri Jan 09 1998 - 14:55:42 EST

For Windows NT (and presumably Windows 95), you can install only one of
the BitStream CyberBit fonts because each one is named "CyberBit". This
means that you can have the glyphs for only Chinese traditional, Chinese
simplified, Japanese, or Korean. I downloaded them all only to discover
this fact afterwards.

Ed Hart

From: Mark Leisher [SMTP:mleisher@crl.nmsu.edu]
Sent: 09 January, 1998 13:54
To: Multiple Recipients of
Subject: Re: Unicode font

        Gwidon> Bitstream Cyberbit contains, I believe, a complete JCK
set. The Gwidon> font has about 13 MB and is available from
www.bitstream.com. I, Gwidon> however, was unable to produce and view
the JCK characters by any Gwidon> method short of loading the font into
an editor. Does anyone here Gwidon> use Bitstream's huge monster, and if
so, is there any hope of ever Gwidon> utilizing it in full?
I think there are different fonts for different Han glyph styles. This
means that you need more than one of those 13 MB monsters to support CJK
If you are a programmer on a Unix box with the FreeType library, there
is no problem fully utilizing the Bitstream fonts. You can work with
individual glyphs and do not have to load the whole font.
Rendering is another matter. In most cases, it is expected that the OS
will handle rendering. You need extra fonts to provide context
dependent forms for the Arabic (other than the Standard Arabic
contextual forms which are encoded in Unicode) and Indic scripts and
have to make sure the text is ordered correctly for display.
Mark Leisher <mleisher@crl.nmsu.edu>
Computing Research Lab "... I could lard the text with
New Mexico State University hotlinks and hotbuttons ..."
Box 30001, Dept. 3CRL -- Paraphrased from
Las Cruces, NM 88003 -- "Headcrash," Bruce Bethke

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