From: Peter Constable (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Mar 21 2006 - 14:51:06 CST
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
> Behalf Of Richard Wordingham
> >> 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 ?!
> I think the presumption is that Notepad is intended to display words
> (possibly even sentences). On this basis, I think Peter is implying that
> the error is in the *user* for choosing a font without OTL for a script
> that needs OTL.
I didn't suggest anything of the sort. I don't expect users to need to know that Windows will work with one font but not another. Windows ships with only fonts that work.
Again, Character Map displays individual characters from a font, determining the set of characters by the font's cmap table. It has different requirements than Notepad, which is most certainly intended to display words and, yes, even sentences.
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