Empty boxes need not be (was Using *-iso10646-1 ...)

From: Mark Leisher (mleisher@crl.nmsu.edu)
Date: Fri Dec 11 1998 - 15:22:15 EST

    John> On the other hand, a 10646 font may lack a specific character or two
    John> that are available in some other font, and the user would be better
    John> off seeing something other than the empty box.

    John> On the gripping hand ...?

... one could use special glyphs for unknown characters in certain blocks,
such as the "Last Resort" glyphs (including the "hidden glyphs") available in
two forms (below). The trick then is to set this font as a fallback and
select the appropriate glyph.

BDF font:


Perhaps Mark Davis could provide an update on the location that was formerly
known as:

Mark Leisher
Computing Research Lab A truth is to be known always,
New Mexico State University to be uttered sometimes.
Box 30001, Dept. 3CRL -- Kahlil Gibran
Las Cruces, NM 88003

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