Re: Character identities

From: John Hudson (
Date: Mon Oct 28 2002 - 15:36:08 EST

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    >On 2002.10.28, 13:09, David Starner <> wrote:
    > > Basically, any decorative or handwriting font can't be a Unicode font.
    > > Seems pointless to tell a lot of the fontmakers out there that they
    > > shouldn't worry about Unicode, because Unicode's only for standard
    > > book fonts

    Hello? Who says decorative or handwriting fonts can't be Unicode fonts?
    I've got dozens of fonts on my system that prove this wrong. Zapfino, which
    ships with OS X and which I had the privilege to work on, is about as
    decorative a handwriting font as you could wish for, and of course it has a
    Unicode cmap.

    Or are you working with some definition of 'Unicode font' other than 'font
    with a Unicode cmap'?

    John Hudson

    Tiro Typeworks
    Vancouver, BC

    It is necessary that by all means and cunning,
    the cursed owners of books should be persuaded
    to make them available to us, either by argument
    or by force. - Michael Apostolis, 1467

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