From: Andrew West (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Mar 21 2006 - 14:00:51 CST
On 21/03/06, Peter Constable <email@example.com> wrote:
> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] 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.
That's true, but clearly Charmap is using Uniscribe support, and
probably when Charmap was written it worked OK that way.
> Running text in Notepad is a different matter altogether.
A different matter maybe, but the same problem.
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