Re: Ranges/blocks ; font lookup by range

Date: Sat May 05 2007 - 18:54:08 CST

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    Quoting Doug Ewell <>:

    > Don Osborn wrote:
    >> 1) Is ?character range? or ?character block? the preferred
    >> term now? I?m assuming that they are pretty much synonymous but
    >> wanted to check before using one or the other for explaining
    >> Unicode to people without much knowledge of how it works. ?Block?
    >> and ?character block? (the latter as a crossref.) are in the
    >> Unicode glossary, but range is the term used in the title of the
    >> charts. Sorry this is a tedious question but it?s for a good purpose.
    > I personally use "block" to mean specifically a range of 256 characters
    > from U+xx00 through U+0xxFF, and "range" for a looser definition. I
    > don't know if that is at all the intent of UTC and I'll be interested
    > to see what they say.
    >> 2) Is there a utility / database somewhere for font look-up by
    >> character range or specific character? I?m aware of very useful
    >> resources like Alan Wood?s site, where you can browse or search a
    >> list of fonts, but haven?t found something to let you generate a
    >> list of fonts that have a particular set of ranges or characters.
    > Take a look at Andrew West's BabelMap:

    If you are using linux Gucharmap also does this, and is often
    installed as simply as character-map.


    > Doug Ewell * Fullerton, California, USA * RFC 4645 * UTN #14

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