RE: Representative glyphs for combining kannada signs

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Tue Mar 21 2006 - 13:19:16 CST

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    > From: [] On
    > Behalf Of Andrew West

    > > Please read my explanation carefully. Unscribe plays a role in the
    > symptoms displayed by Charmap, to be sure. Charmap could have been written
    > to avoid Uniscribe's font fallback, and arguably should have been, which
    > is why I referred to it as a Charmap issue.
    > OK, so the fact that exactly the same behaviour (i.e. with Arial
    > Unicode MS selected only Oriya digits are displayed) is seen in
    > Notepad with Uniscribe version 1.409.2600.1106 and later (but not with
    > Uniscribe version 1.405.2416.1 or earlier) is a bug in Notepad ?! What
    > you seem to be saying is that every single MS product that relies on
    > Uniscribe for complex script rendering should have special code
    > written in to overcome the deficiencies of certain versions of
    > Uniscribe, even when the deficiencies did not exist when the code was
    > written. Wow!

    That's not at all what I said or implied. Since Character Map displays all the characters in the cmap table of the selected font, it makes sense that it would actually display the glyphs from that font. That is not a running-text scenario, and Uniscribe support is not required.

    Running text in Notepad is a different matter altogether.

    Peter Constable

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