At 1:39 PM -0400 5/22/01, Bob Pesavento wrote:
>Would it possible to have the complete UniCode font/s available on CD for
>and a small installer where a user could check on the portions of
That would argue for a set of Unicode fonts, rather than one monolithic font.
>Then as needs change, the user could install/uninstall what was needed at
>the time and not have system resources used for complete UniCode font.
Operating systems are getting smarter about not loading large fonts
completely into memory.
>Possibly a generic installer that could be in the Apple Menu(Mac) Start(PC)
>Also, is it correct that "Arial" is available as UniCode currently?
I have a copy of Arial Unicode MS on my Microsoft Office CD,
certainly. You can download it from the Microsoft Web site as an
addon to Internet Explorer.
Nothing bigger, certainly, although fonts are available for most of
the characters added in Unicode 3.0 and 3.1.
Now that cheap hard drives run about $2.50/GB, the 24MB required by
Arial Unicode MS is not an excessive burden on anyone who would use
it with any frequency in Windows. I don't know anything about Apple's
Last Resort Fonts, but they can't be bigger.
My understanding is that adding all of the Roadmap scripts would not
push a Unicode font or font set above 100M, which I am quite willing
to live with, considering that I should be able to afford a 1TB drive
long before that happy day.
Edward Cherlin Generalist "A knot!" exclaimed Alice. "Oh, do let me help to undo it." Alice in Wonderland
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