Re: Last resort font

From: Andreas Prilop (
Date: Wed Jun 11 2008 - 03:27:46 CDT

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    On Tue, 10 Jun 2008, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

    > Even if this will be clarified, I'm still puzzled by the technicalities.
    > The LastResort font does not seem to behave like a normal font. For
    > example, in MS Word's font list, it appears as a sequence of A's in
    > boxes, which is understandable (in a way) but confusing. If I try to
    > change the font of a piece of text to LastResort, it won't change. In
    > WordPad, it changes. If I copy the text to Word, it stays in LastResort.
    > Is this due to some special treatment of fonts in MS Word? If I have
    > text in Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic letters in WordPad and I change the
    > font to LastResort, the Latin letters turn to the LastResort Glyph but
    > the other letters are unaffected.

    The font is clearly broken. You can see this easily in Internet
    Explorer. You can define the "last resort font" only for the Latin
    script, but not for any other script. This means that the 'OS/2'
    table in the font is wrong. It claims that the font covers only
    Latin letters.

    Someone needs to fix the 'OS/2' table in that font.

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