Re: TXT file that displays actual Unicode characters only

From: John Jenkins (
Date: Mon Nov 13 2000 - 19:56:03 EST

On Monday, November 13, 2000, at 03:02 PM, wrote:

> I should also note that many fonts internally use Unicode to refer to
> characters. I may be being pedantic here, but a "Unicode font" is an
> imprecise term, unless you mean "a font that has every character in
> Unicode in it". As I noted in the paragraph above, smart rendering
> technologies obviate the need for massive "Unicode fonts" in many cases.

It should also be pointed out that when Unicode 3.1 comes out next year, it will no longer be possible to cover all of Unicode with a single, non-trivial TrueType font, as TT limits one to just under 65,536 glyphs per font.

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