From: Marco Cimarosti (email@example.com)
Date: Fri May 09 2003 - 06:17:04 EDT
Shaun Dippnall wrote:
> 1. There are a few symbols that the unicode does not
Which symbols? Can you describe them or send a picture?
It is probable that the symbols are where you didn't expect to find them
(not all mathematical symbols are in the "Mathematical Symbols" block), or
that you didn't recognize them because, in the font used by Unicode, they
had a shape unfamiliar to you.
> I see that there is a Private Area - can I use this to
> create a few symbols of my own, and, if so, how do I do
> this. I can't find any help on this topic.
You can do whatever you want with the Private Use Area, but you also have to
invent *how* to do it. It is so "private", that there are almost no rules or
guidelines for its use.
However, if you want to use it, you normally require two things:
1. You have to produce your own fonts and/or software to support it (and you
must know how to do it);
2. Everybody using your text must have and install your fonts and/or
software (and you must know how to inform and convince them to do so).
> 2. Only the first 200 or so Unicode symbols are displayed
> when I run my application, if I for example ask to
> display String s = ("\u2070"), then a square is returned.
> Why is this the case?
This is a simple "font problem": as far as I know, there exists no font that
has *all* the Unicode characters. The best you can find is a font that has
all the characters needed to you.
More details here: http://www.unicode.org/help/display_problems.html
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Fri May 09 2003 - 07:16:01 EDT