Re: Last Resort Font

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Aug 19 2003 - 17:08:10 EDT

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    At 16:24 -0400 2003-08-19, Owen Taylor wrote:
    > > No. It generates much much better glyphs than that. See
    >Of course, "better" here really depends on what you want. Prettier? Yes.

    Thanks. :-)

    >More useful for Joe User who gets Sinhala spam? Yes.


    >More useful if you are trying to debug why, in a span of Arabic
    >text, some characters aren't being located in a font? Not really.

    The glyph (if you look at it zoomed in enough) tells you the block
    the character is encoded in. It doesn't tell you WHICH character
    isn't in any usable font.

    >If you have a Last Resort style font, Pango should pick it up as well.

    I don't know what Pango is but I guess it isn't relevant to me...

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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