From: Simon Montagu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jun 12 2008 - 16:11:40 CDT
Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> Simon Montagu wrote:
>> This also might be a good time to note that the next version of
>> due to be released some time this month, falls back to displaying the
>> Unicode value in hexadecimal for codepoints not covered by any
>> available font.
> This presumably implies that if the Last Resort (or LastResort?) font
> has been installed, a glyph from it is displayed instead. And this is
> better for people with no idea of Unicode, as well as to some who have
> some idea. It might be worse for people who know Unicode: they will see
> just the generic glyph (which they might or might not recognize in its
> intended meaning, by intuition or by having learned it), not information
> about the specific code point.
I discovered that there is in fact a serious disadvantage when
LastResort is installed on systems other than OSX: applications don't
know to give it lower priority than other fonts, and both Firefox and IE
sometimes use it even for scripts that I already have fonts for.
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