RE: FW: Unicode font

From: Chris Pratley (
Date: Sun Jan 11 1998 - 21:01:00 EST

Last I heard, Win98 does fix the problem mentioned below although I have not
tested it personally.

        -----Original Message-----
        From: Adrian Havill []
        Sent: Friday, January 09, 1998 4:22 PM
        To: Multiple Recipients of
        Subject: Re: FW: Unicode font

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

        The CyberBit 1.1 font is the same regardless of the language version
        Chinese, Traditional Chinese, or Japanese). The only thing different
about these
        files is the readme/install/instructions.

        However, if you're using Windows 95, you're out of luck-- it can't
handle mixing
        Asian languages within the same font (our Win 95J machines crash
hard when we do
        this) due to limitations in its handling of CodePage mapping.
Whether or not Win
        98 will fix this remains is unclear (to me).

        Windows NT 4.0 handles the CJK in CyberBit no problem however.

        There's also a major problem with it in that it omitted the
Double-Width Space
        (necessary for CJK), and the half-width dakuon and handakuon marks
(needed for
        Japanese). We've been waiting for the next release to correct this.

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