From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat May 05 2007 - 16:50:00 CST
Don Osborn wrote:
> 1) Is “character range” or “character block” the preferred term
> now? I’m assuming that they are pretty much synonymous but wanted to
> check before using one or the other for explaining Unicode to people
> without much knowledge of how it works. “Block” and “character block”
> (the latter as a crossref.) are in the Unicode glossary, but range is
> the term used in the title of the charts. Sorry this is a tedious
> question but it’s for a good purpose.
I personally use "block" to mean specifically a range of 256 characters
from U+xx00 through U+0xxFF, and "range" for a looser definition. I
don't know if that is at all the intent of UTC and I'll be interested to
see what they say.
> 2) Is there a utility / database somewhere for font look-up by
> character range or specific character? I’m aware of very useful
> resources like Alan Wood’s site, where you can browse or search a list
> of fonts, but haven’t found something to let you generate a list of
> fonts that have a particular set of ranges or characters.
Take a look at Andrew West's BabelMap:
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