Re: Displaying Plane 1 characters (was Re: TV teletext)

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Tue Oct 13 1998 - 19:06:58 EDT

On 10/13/98 1:43 PM, Paul Keinanen ( wrote:

>What is the technical readines in different computer environments to display
>non-BMP characters ? The already overstretched cmap structure in True Type
>Fonts are limited to 16 bits. What is the situation with various Type x
>systems ?

Apple Type Services for Unicode Imaging (ATSUI), which is a new feature
of Mac OS 8.5, has the full facility to display non-BMP characters. The
limitation on the TrueType cmaps isn't a real problem, as the non-BMP
characters can be treated as ligatures for purposes of display.

John H. Jenkins

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