From: John H. Jenkins (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jun 12 2008 - 18:25:44 CDT
Le Jun 10, 2008 à 11:42 PM, Jukka K. Korpela a écrit :
> 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
> just the generic glyph (which they might or might not recognize in its
> intended meaning, by intuition or by having learned it), not
> about the specific code point.
The idea is that for most users, it is more useful to know that a
particular character is, say, Telugu than to know that its code point
is U+0C1A, since most people (even Unicode-savvy ones) wouldn't know
off-hand that U+0C1A is a Telugu character. It tells the user that
they need to install a Telugu font to see the text.
If you *do* want to know specific code points -- which is often useful
-- then install SIL's excellent BMP font. I have it installed myself
and am glad to have both it and the Last Resort font around.
John H. Jenkins
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