Re: script or block detection needed for Unicode fonts

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Fri Sep 27 2002 - 09:57:30 EDT

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    At 04:34 +0000 2002-09-27, wrote:

    >Some apps won't display a glyph from a specified font if its corresponding
    >Unicode Ranges Supported bit in the OS/2 table isn't set. So, font
    >developers producing fonts intended to be used with such apps set the
    >corresponding bit even if only one glyph from the entire range is
    >present in the font.

    Good heavens.

    In Mac OS X if you have a glyph with a Unicode address attached to
    it, it will display in any application that can display any Unicode
    character. I don't understand why a particular bit has to be set in
    some table. Why can't the OS just accept what's in the font?

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