From: John H. Jenkins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jun 12 2008 - 10:54:37 CDT
The version on the Unicode site is a modification of the version
shipping with Mac OS X 10.5 ("Leopard"). It cannot be used to replace
the Last Resort font shipping on pre-Leopard versions of Mac OS X 10.5.
We exclude the LR font from font menus because it is intended *solely*
as a font of last resort, that is, a font to be used only if no other
installed font can display a particular character. Remember, it can't
really be used for running text, since every defined character in a
given Unicode block has the same glyph. It isn't a pan-Unicode font
in the usual sense.
Unfortunately, I don't know for sure why the version on the Unicode
site won't install on Tiger; I can only guess. If you really, really
want it, you can file a bug with Apple (or I can do it for you), but I
wouldn't hold my breath. So far as Apple is concerned, you've already
got a working version of the font installed with your system and
should have no need to install a second copy.
Le Jun 12, 2008 à 2:39 AM, Marion Gunn a écrit :
> Double-um, John. So, how do you update the LRF? That, how do you
> instal the latest (March 2008) version advertised on the Unicode
> site (since doing it the usual way - dropping it into my fonts
> folder - only got it ignored, if what you say below is correct)?
> Again, sorry if you find this is a stupid question, but I take the
> risk of asking it on this list, in search of a helpful answer. I
> still have a second (related) question, too: why is the LRF excluded
> from the fonts menu? I'd expect some of its glyphs to be nicer than
> some to be seen in currently-listed fonts.
> Scríobh John H. Jenkins:
>> Um, Mac OS X already comes with the Last Resort font. Why would
>> you want to install it? (I would assume that the system sees that
>> it conflicts with the installed LR font and ignores it.)
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