Re: BMP chars lacking fonts

On Sat, 2003-08-23 at 03:12, Owen Taylor wrote:
> Are the VARIATION SElECTOR characters really printable characters?

They are not printable, no. They apply to the previous character and
change its shape. For example, a less-than-or-equal sign with a
horizontal equal line may become one with a slanted one. The list is
closed, and is published by Unicode.

> And what's magical about the BMP? I have every confidence that
> Pango-1.4 will be able to properly handle non-BMP characters fine -
> Noah Levitt's already done basically all the work for that, though
> some of the patches are languishing in Bugzilla.

If only there was a standard for non-BMP bitmap fonts...


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