Re: Last resort font

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Thu Jun 12 2008 - 18:20:52 CDT

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    Le Jun 12, 2008 à 3:22 PM, Behnam a écrit :

    > On OS X it is a very useful feature. But not for Arabic script.
    > Because it only shows the generic shape of the main letters and it
    > doesn't have AAT tables for 'contextualization' of Arabic
    > characters. And even if it had, it couldn't be useful.

    First of all, it doesn't have "the generic shape of the main letters,"
    since it uses the same glyph for every assigned character in the
    Arabic block. This is *not* a fallback pan-Unicode font. It has the
    sole purpose of letting the user know that they need a font covering a
    particular Unicode block in order to see certain text which cannot
    currently be displayed. Period. That's it. It is not intended in
    any way to provide legible text in *any* script.

    John H. Jenkins

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