From: Rick Cameron (Rick.Cameron@crystaldecisions.com)
Date: Mon Feb 17 2003 - 15:01:51 EST
TrueType Explorer can do this and more. It will display the Unicode ranges
supported by a font, and all the glyphs for a given range. It also displays
Panose classification, Name strings, Kerning pairs and supported code pages.
Freeware from http://www3.sympatico.ca/chris.lamoureux2/
From: Doug Ewell [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, 15 February 2003 16:03
To: Unicode Mailing List
Subject: Re: Everson Mono
On a somewhat related note, here's a utility I'd like: something that could
look inside a TrueType or OpenType font and tell me what Unicode code points
it covers (i.e. has one or more glyphs for). Recently I was adding an IPA
pronunciation to one of my Web pages, and wanted to insert a <font
face="..."> tag to help select a font that would actually display the IPA.
(Yes, I know style sheets are better than font-face. That isn't the point.)
I found that many fonts that claim to support the "IPA Extensions" block
actually support only a handful of characters in that block, such as
U+02D9 DOT ABOVE, and I had to plug each font one-by-one into Character
Map (or the Web page) to find those that would display my text. So I'd like
to know if there is an easier way to find out which fonts support character
X, or failing that, if the OT and TT specs are written in such a way that I
could write my own program to do this.
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