RE: Pan UniCode fonts

From: Roozbeh Pournader (
Date: Thu May 24 2001 - 15:03:41 EDT

On Thu, 24 May 2001, Carl W. Brown wrote:

> I have worked with many terminal emulator systems that use mono-spaced
> fonts. The first place you start having problems is with script fonts like
> Arabic. With Indic languages you often have to reorder characters before
> rendering. I don't think a complete Unicode mono-space font is practical.

I don't know much about Indic scripts, but I can't agree with you that
mono-spaced Arabic fonts are hard to do. I managed to draw a lot of the
characters in Unicode Arabic blocks in a "10x20 bitmap" monospaced font.
That's everything except optional ligatures. That's very readable, and I
have switched my mail reader from the Courier font available with windows
to that. You can take a look yourself:

It's in the "10x20.bdf".


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