From: Ostermueller, Erik (Erik.Ostermueller@fnf.com)
Date: Thu Nov 20 2003 - 11:30:17 EST
Thanks, everyone for you input.
Its nice to be showered w/ very competent assistance.
We haven't be able to justify paying for this kind of font,
because we only need a character or two out of the cast of thousands.
A kind soul from this list created the font I was looking for.
I won't mention his name, for fear he'd get swamped w/ requests
for custom fonts. Thanks.
After I got that font, I got this link. This article looks very helpful
for all those curious about creating fonts for surrogate pairs.
LLTI (long live the internet)
From: David J. Perry [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 8:52 PM
To: Ostermueller, Erik
Subject: RE: creating a test font w/ CJKV Extension B characters.
If you go to my web page at
http://scholarsfonts.net/Adding%20Supplementary%20Chars.pdf you will
find info that will enable you to get U+20050, or other characters
outside the BMP, into a font. There are a number of other issues
regarding support for Far Eastern fonts, particularly when they must
have more than 64,000 glyphs, that I know nothing about. But the page I
refer to above will enable you to do what you describe in your message.
If you are not experienced with fonts, I'd suggest getting somebody's
permissino to use a set of Latin characters rather than creating your
own, since there's quite a learning curve involved. Then add the one
SIP character you need.
> I'd like to create a test font that contains a
> a standard US Latin alphabet and the following characters:
> We need this for testing a software app that supports
> GB18030. My main problem is that I don't know beans about
> fonts. Could someone recommend a good tutorial or 'font
> creator' application that addresses surrogate pairs?
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