From: Crwth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jun 11 2008 - 09:38:01 CDT
I've found a bunch of problems with this font; the code that generates them
seems to make a mess of certain groups. cf. U+0735 SYRIAC ZQAPHA DOTTED has
an example of the overlaying seen elsewhere, as well as incorrect boundaries
in the rendering.
It's a useful fallback, though, if the rendering bug is found.
-- Wayne On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 11:33 AM, Ed Trager <email@example.com> wrote: > Hi, Everyone, > > This might be a good time to note that SIL provides a Unicode > "fallback" font under the Open Font License which displays the Unicode > value in hexadecimal: > > http://scripts.sil.org/UnicodeBMPFallbackFont > > The SIL fallback font can be quite useful for debugging purposes. > > - Ed Trager > > On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 11:54 AM, Don Osborn <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > This is interesting, but at first I thought "last resort" meant that this > was a font that covered a selection of characters that are under-represented > among the most widely available and commonly used fonts (however that would > be determined!). > > > > If I understand correctly, what it actually seems to be is a way of > having something more informative than an empty box or question mark when a > character in a text is not included on any font installed on the user's > computer. It somehow determines the appropriate character block in which the > missing character is encoded and returns the symbol for that block. > > > > If that is correct, it might help to introduce the concept at the top in > this way. It also means that the first advantage - "Operating systems are > freed from the overhead of providing a full Unicode font" - is not entirely > accurate. You would still need to find and load an appropriate font for the > missing characters (for the script[s] involved or even a full Unicode font > if it comes to that), but the LRF lets you know what character block(s) > needs to be covered. > > > > Don Osborn > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
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