TrueType Explorer (was RE: Everson Mono)

From: Rick Cameron (
Date: Mon Feb 17 2003 - 15:01:51 EST

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    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.

    Windows only.

    Freeware from

    - rick

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Doug Ewell []
    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.

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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