(Off topic) Re: Unworkable Fonts

From: James Kass (jameskass@worldnet.att.net)
Date: Sat Jul 06 2002 - 00:36:17 EDT

Marco Cimarosti wrote:

> As for James Kass, the author of Code2000, he is a member of this list.
> Perhaps he can be more precise about the status of his font and his future
> plans.

The next release will include support for HANGUL JAMO range to
enable display of medieval Korean texts.

OpenType tables exist for Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Devanagari, Gujarati,
Gurmukhi, Hangul, Han Ideographic, Hebrew, Jamo, Khmer, Lao, Latin, Myanmar,
Tamil, and Telugu. Some tables are empty, that is they contain no data
and are only present to enable OS default script behavior, if any.

Khmer and Lao should be complete, but this OS doesn't support them so
they are untested. Latin is partial (next release)...

Arabic needs a lot of work. Bengali is 99% complete and tested. Devanagari
had some problems which are hopefully fixed (next release). Gujarati is
far from complete; don't use Code2000 for Gujarati yet! Gurmukhi is
complete AFAICT. Hebrew is pretty far along and should help render
legible pointed text (with cantillation marks) on an enabled system. Tamil
is complete. Telugu is not complete.

Code2000 has glyphs for Kannada, Malayalam, and Oriya, but without
OpenType tables the font is only useful for populating charts...

Other scripts will be added as time and resources permit.

A mere 20900 BMP CJK glyphs to go!

And, I still need to work on the Fraktur math range in Plane One for

Best regards,

James Kass.

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