Re: [gtk-i18n-list] Unicode PUA supporting issue in gtk+/pango

On Tuesday 20 December 2005 13:40, mpsuzuki hiroshima-u ac jp wrote:
> >There is no need to descriminate. Users who expect special
> > characters in PUA areas have to use special fonts which provide the
> > correct glyphs. And usually teh users know which fonts provide the
> > expected glyphs.
> Oops. I think you say:
> 	if one cares about Hanzi in PUA,
> 	he must know which font is required.
> 	if one doesn't know which font is required,
> 	he should not care about Hanzi in PUA.
> My understanding is right? If so, I think, he cannot let

exactly. If the user expects a certain kind of glyphs in the PUA area, 
he/she has to know which font provides those glyphs.
Private Use means: every font developer can use the codepoints for 
his/her own purpose. Ergo, if a user expects Han characters in those 
codepoints, he/she has to use a font which provides those Han 
characters and not a font which provides other scripts in those 

> font-config to manage the fonts anymore, because font-config
> cannot detect suitable font automatically. Is it small problem?

If a user has multiple fonts installed which all use the PUA area for 
different purposes, he/she will have to pick the font manually. 
fontconfig _cannot_ know which of the fonts the user wants to use in 
which situation.

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