Re: Arial Unicode font - Problems with Chinese characters?

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Mon May 11 2009 - 17:38:22 CDT

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    What you're seeing is the Japanese preferred glyph. Because of Han
    Unification, you have to have a font specifically designed for the
    locale in question (simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Japanese,
    Korean, Vietnamese). You can't count on code points to distinguish
    the preferred forms used in different locales any more than you can
    for any other script. Using a font designed for a different locale
    will result in problems like this one.

    Offhand, I don't know which locale Monotype designed Arial Unicode
    for, but it obviously isn't either Chinese locale.

    John H. Jenkins

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