RE: Character identities

Date: Thu Oct 24 2002 - 18:00:38 EDT

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    On 10/24/2002 01:02:39 PM "Kent Karlsson" wrote:

    >> then *any* font having a unicode cmap is a Unicode font.
    >No, not if the glyps (for the "supported characters") are
    >inappropriate for the characters given.

    Kent is quite right here. There are a *lot* of fonts out there with Unicode
    cmaps that do not at all conform to the Unicode standard ---
    custom-encoded (some call them "hacked") fonts, usually abusing the
    characters that make up Windows cp1252.

    - Peter

    Peter Constable

    Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
    7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75236, USA
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