Date: Tue Feb 26 2008 - 04:17:05 CST
Thank-you for all the advice, this is very useful.
The font was made using Fontforge - the nearest thing I can find to a
FONTSIGNATURE are the unicode ranges. These appear to be set
automatically based on the glyphs in the font.
A much larger font made in much the same way is accepted as a Chinese font.
Quoting Murray Sargent <email@example.com>:
> Have to admit, I don't know how the font encodes the FONTSIGNATURE,
> but you can read about this structure at
> http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms776424(VS.85).aspx. It
> does include the Unicode ranges, so maybe it's from the font's OS/2
> table. The font folks on the list probably know.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
> On Behalf Of James Kass
> Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 8:56 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: What is a Chinese font?
> Murray Sargent wrote,
>> Be sure to include a proper FONTSIGNATURE in your font.
>> RichEdit (and maybe Word), check the FONTSIGNATURE and
>> font bind accordingly. If you don't have a proper FONTSIGNATURE,
>> it may be considered a Western font. Also Word may spot check
>> for a few Chinese characters before concluding that it's a valid
>> Chinese font.
> Another thing to check is the Unicode ranges supported field in
> the font's OS/2 table. In the font John K. sent, bit 48 was set and
> bit 59 was not set. Bit 48 is for CJK symbols and punctuation,
> which this font doesn't cover. Bit 59 is for CJK unified
> By "FONTSIGNATURE", does Murray mean "DSIG" digital signature?
> If so, the DSIG table is supposed to be optional in TTF/OTF.
> Best regards,
> James Kass
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