Re: Single Unicode Font

From: Tom Gewecke (
Date: Mon May 21 2001 - 17:38:25 EDT

On 04/18/2001 09:49:40 AM John Jenkins wrote:

>At the same time, none of the people involved in defining TrueType --
>Adobe, Apple, and Microsoft -- believe that it is really a good idea to
>have a single font covering all of Unicode. Microsoft provides one
>because there has been a strong push from people demanding it, but it
>still isn't a good idea.

I'm curious what the disadvantages of such a font are, other than size. It
seems like it would be rather useful in any setting where one might want to
be able to read or use a large variety of languages with minimal admin
effort, for example in a university or other public facility open to people
of varied backgrounds and language needs.

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