From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Sep 20 2009 - 11:48:58 CDT
António MARTINS-Tuválkin <antonio at tuvalkin dot web dot pt> wrote:
> While trying to convince a correspondent that base letter + combining
> mark is the way to go for his orthography, I come across the
> unexpected phenomenon that some fonts render U+0051 U+0307 as a "P"
> with dot above, instead of "Q" with dot above.
> This happens in several programs (MS Excel, MS Word, f.i., but not,
> say, in BabelMap), in Windows XP SP2 environment.
I don't see this in Word 2003 running under XP SP3, using any of Arial,
Arial Unicode MS, Courier New, Lucida Sans Unicode, Segoe UI, Tahoma,
Trebuchet MS, or Verdana. I didn't try other fonts. Excel 2003 was a
less useful experiment, since font substitutions were rampant, but in no
case did I see a P.
Not all of the renderings were, shall we say, visually optimal, but
that's not what we were testing here.
My Uniscribe version is 1.0420.2600.5512. This is either a font problem
or a problem with a version of Uniscribe earlier than mine. It might
have been an issue in SP2 that was fixed in SP3.
-- Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | http://www.ewellic.org RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14 | ietf-languages @ http://is.gd/2kf0s
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