Re: Font Samples

From: John H. Jenkins (jenkins@apple.com)
Date: Wed May 09 2007 - 10:22:51 CDT

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    On May 9, 2007, at 2:17 AM, Bob Hallissy wrote:

    > I don't know about Java, but I do know about TT/OT fonts: Most
    > contain, in
    > their OS/2 table, the ulUnicodeRange and ulCodePageRange bit vectors
    > that
    > should give you a pretty good hint about what characters you might
    > use to
    > display a sample. See http://www.microsoft.com/typography/otspec/os2.htm
    > for detail.
    >

    My experience has been that the values in these fields, particularly
    for older fonts, are not reliable.

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    John H. Jenkins
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