Re: Last Resort Glyphs (was: About the European MES-2 subset)

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sun Jul 20 2003 - 08:21:50 EDT

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    At 23:34 +0200 2003-07-19, Philippe Verdy wrote:

    >I'm still convinced that these glyphs are much more informative than
    >a default glyph showing a "?", a white rectangle, or a black losange
    >with a mirrored white "?"...

    Of course they are.

    >And Unicode also uses these glyphs in the index page for its charmaps,

    You mean "for its charts". Please.

    >but they are shown as poor bitmaps (may be the PDF or book version
    >use your glyphs in a document-embedded font)

    That page is in HTML.

    >How were your glyphs contributed?

    I, uh, drew them.

    >With SVG graphics containing character objects and drawing primitives

    I have no idea what this means. I used Fontographer.

    >(it seems the simplest way to derive them, using the table shown in
    >Apple's web page, with some exceptions for unassigned, reserved,
    >forbidden or
    >surrogates symbols which require a distinct design)?

    You can't "derive" these. You have to draw them individually.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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