Re: TTF and Unicode surrogates

From: Mark Davis (
Date: Sun May 17 1998 - 00:31:32 EDT

The answer is that surrogates are not represented in the cmap. Instead, they
can be represented as a ligature, either in TrueType 2.0 from Apple or
OpenType from MicroSoft and Adobe.

Here are some relevant links (or you can do a websearch with

Mark Davis

Werner Lemberg wrote:

> Dear friends,
> just recently I've looked into the Unicode web pages. The next major
> release (to appear next year?) seems to already have characters allocated
> in the surrogate area -- now my question:
> how will such surrogate characters represented in a cmap of a TrueType
> font?
> Werner

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