[Pkg-fonts-devel] 20090104 release of GNU FreeFont

Steve White stevan.white at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 27 08:09:46 UTC 2009


On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 2:07 AM, Arne Goetje <arne at linux.org.tw> wrote:
> Steve White wrote:
>> Now I understand what causes your problem, however.
>> Do you know that some ranges, including Bengali, include very many
>> ligatures, not part of Unicode, which are stored in the Private Use
>> area?
> Actually, they shouldn't be in the Private Use Area, they should be
> unencoded.

They are lying in the Private Use Area of the font's encoding sequence.
Note there is a difference between values in the encoding and the
Unicode code point.  You can have the one but not the other, and the
two could be completely different.

This is the proper use of Private Use area.

> Since the glyphs are accessed via their glyph name and not
> the codepoint, assigning codepoints to them is entirely useless.

Who wants to assign codepoints to these characters?
They are in fact not assigned codepoints.  Have a look at the font!


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