Date: Sat May 05 2007 - 18:54:08 CST
Quoting Doug Ewell <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> 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:
If you are using linux Gucharmap also does this, and is often
installed as simply as character-map.
> Doug Ewell * Fullerton, California, USA * RFC 4645 * UTN #14
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