Re: Unicode TTF question

From: Neelesh Bodas (
Date: Wed Aug 24 2005 - 12:03:46 CDT

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    Hi Bruno,

    As I understand it, the fonts which support vitually all unicode
    characters are called "pan-unicode" font. You can read about this more
    at :

    Further, the following link gives pointers to fonts that supports
    Etruscan symbols.

    Finally there is a small typo in the pdf file for Hindi Language : the
    "i" in shanti has been a bit misplaced. (the glyph for i : U+093F
    should occur before the code for t. )But I guess this is the problem
    specific to the font-rendering engine of your authoring application,
    since the same word appears perfectly correct if pasted in say,

    hope this helps,

    On 8/24/05, Bruno Lowagie <> wrote:
    > Hello all,
    > I am writing a book on the generation of PDF files from Java/.NET using
    > the F/OS library iText(Sharp). One of the chapters deals with fonts.
    > I have parsed the 'PACE' page with the word Peace in different languages
    > ( and I have made a txt file with
    > the languages sorted alphabetically, followed by the word peace and
    > the country where the language is spoken.
    > See
    > (Make sure to get it in UTF-8)
    > Then I have written a standalone Java program that parses the text
    > file and produces a PDF document with all the data.
    > Source:
    > Result:
    > To display the word 'peace', I used arialuni.ttf.
    > Unfortunately not all the characters that are needed are in this font.
    > For instance: I am missing the word in Ge'ez, Etruscan, etc...
    > Now comes my question: is there a font (ttf, ttc, otf,...) that contains
    > the complete set of unicode characters so that my program can embed
    > them in a PDF? If my question is utopic, please let me know.
    > I'm a Java programmer, not a font specialist.
    > Also if you find errors in the PDF or txt, please let me know.
    > br,
    > Bruno

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