Re: Single Unicode Font

From: John Jenkins (
Date: Wed May 23 2001 - 11:06:24 EDT

On Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at 01:07 AM, Graham Asher wrote:

> But I guess this is obvious. I just wanted to chime in with the view
> that a
> single Unicode Font would be useful, and a whole lot better than some
> people suggest.

Bear in mind that it is now impossible to produce a single TrueType font
cover all of Unicode.

In any event, what do people perceive as being the advantage of having a
single font that covers the whole standard as opposed to a small suite
of fonts that cover it?

(I'm also speaking from a prejudiced position, because Apple's font
fallback mechanism makes it unnecessary to explicitly set the font for a
particular character in order to see it.)

John H. Jenkins

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