RE: [unicode] Problems with Windows 7 Unicode Font Rendering

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Fri Mar 05 2010 - 13:08:55 CST

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    Of course, Asmus is right. This is a bug in Uniscribe -- thanks for the report. It applies only to Indic scripts.


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Asmus Freytag []
    Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 5:26 AM
    To: Vinodh Rajan
    Cc: Michael Kaplan; Peter Constable;;
    Subject: Re: [unicode] Problems with Windows 7 Unicode Font Rendering

    On 3/4/2010 5:22 PM, Vinodh Rajan wrote:
    >> Please try a font with *no* support and let the OS pick fonts it knows of.
    >> Like Arial; Windows will then pick Mangal and Latha on it's own
    >> without running into weirdnesses....
    > Yeah. In that case everything works fine.
    While it's nice to have support for generic fonts via the OS based on an ASCII font, it should be possible to have one's own font for multiple scripts. After all, fonts exist not just to make text legible, but also to select a concret appearance different from other concrete appearances for the same text.


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