RE: lag time in Unicode implementations in OS, etc?

From: Carl W. Brown (
Date: Tue Oct 03 2000 - 19:18:13 EDT


Look at

It explains how to turn on surrogates for W2K and some of the Open Type issues.


-----Original Message-----
From: James Kass []
Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2000 3:28 PM
To: Unicode List
Subject: Re: lag time in Unicode implementations in OS, etc?

Chris Pratley wrote (regarding surrogate support):

> There are a couple of reg keys that can do part of the enabling. I think the
> Windows team will release a support pack of some kind once they've got the
> support final (turning on the reg keys simply enables part of the support -
> there are still fonts, IMEs, and sorting)

Microsoft Typography web site OpenType specifications
offer no clue that I could find for building a Plane 1
font. The cmap page only goes through format 6.
Should such a font just be built to the Apple
specs for cmap format 12 or is there a spec at the
Microsoft site that I just couldn't find?

Best regards,

James Kass.

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