Re: Using the Symbol font with pango (continued)

On Tue, 2 May 2006, [iso-8859-1] Timothée Lecomte wrote:

> Before I updated to pango 1.12.2, an 'a' in the Symbol font would be
> rendered as an 'a', taken from another font (the default font I guess).
> Somebody with pango 1.10.1 just confirmed that he was seeing the same.
> Now, the 'a' in the Symbol font is actually rendered as an "alpha" taken
> from the Symbol font.
> So, what is the expected behaviour ?

Since 1.12, Pango is now using the OpenType Layout engine for
rendering Latin too.  The change you see means that your Symbol
font has got OpenType tables mapping 'a' to alpha.


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