Re: About the European MES-2 subset

From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (
Date: Fri Jul 18 2003 - 19:41:47 EDT

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    I am pretty sure you have to be wrong here, Michael. Attend me:

    1) API converts from Unicode to the wrong code page
    2) API does some sort of work with the string
    3) API tries to display the string

    How on earth could it from the Last Resort font, unless it is a generic
    glyph that contains no script info (which would be no better than a question
    mark or a NULL glyph) ?

    In any case, Code2000 giving some glyph for more cases is still a better


    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Michael Everson" <>
    To: <>
    Sent: Friday, July 18, 2003 4:16 PM
    Subject: Re: About the European MES-2 subset

    > At 15:45 -0700 2003-07-18, Michael \(michka\) Kaplan wrote:
    > >A question mark is a sign of a bad conversion from Unicode (to a code
    > >that did not contain the character). This would likely happen on the Mac
    > >rather than the Last Resort font, wouldn't it?
    > No, it wouldn't. A "not a character" glyph is displayed in the Last
    > Resort font.
    > >On Windows, the "cannot find a font for it" situation is the NULL glyph.
    > Not much netter than "?"
    > --
    > Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * *

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