From: John Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu May 29 2008 - 14:14:23 CDT
Peter Zilahy Ingerman, PhD wrote:
> I am looking for a /single/ TTF font that includes all of the glyphs in
> the UNICODE 5.0 (perhaps 5.1?) book.
That's not even possible, I'm afraid. SFNT format fonts such as TTFs
have a fixed 64K glyph limit, so it is not possible to create a single
TTF that encodes all of the characters in Unicode 5.0, let alone 5.1, in
a meaningful way (it would be possible to provide entries for all the
characters in the font cmap, but not to map them all to visually correct
glyphs). Then consider that complex scripts typically require a greater
number of glyphs for presentation than encoded characters.
In addition, there are many technical and design problems that arise
from trying to cram lots of different writing systems into the same font.
-- Tiro Typeworks www.tiro.com Gulf Islands, BC email@example.com Nobody can possibly know the reach of language, whether liturgical or otherwise, so one should just keep going until one is too exhausted to go any further. - Catherine Pickstock
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