Re: A font question

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Thu May 29 2008 - 13:57:01 CDT

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    TrueType (TTF) fonts cannot contain more than 65536 glyphs. Since
    there are over 100,000 graphic characters in Unicode 5.1 (and over
    75,000 Han ideographs alone), there is no such font and cannot be.

    On May 29, 2008, at 12:12 PM, Peter Zilahy Ingerman, PhD wrote:

    > Magda Danish was kind enough to suggest that perhaps this list could
    > answer a question.
    > I am looking for a single TTF font that includes all of the glyphs
    > in the UNICODE 5.0 (perhaps 5.1?) book.
    > I have found the Doulos SIL font, but it appears to be missing, for
    > example, the Ethiopic characters, among several others.
    > I am dealing with a rather peculiar application whose implementation
    > would be much simplified if such a single font were available.
    > Suggestions, pointers, references and the like will be most welcome!
    > Peter

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