Re: [unicode] What is a Chinese font?

Date: Tue Feb 26 2008 - 04:44:44 CST

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    Dear mpsuzuki,

    thank-you for the modified fonts. As you say the CodePageRange seems
    to be the key.

    I have just discovered in fontforge I am able to adjust these by
    selecting Element > Font info > OS/2 > Charsets, and then pressing
    control to select multiple ranges.



    > Hi,
    > Here I attached 3 sample TTFs that I modified UnicodeRanges
    > and CodePageRanges by binary editor.
    > vs17-ucr.ttf:
    > All bits in UnicodeRange in OS/2 are set, so all Unicode
    > characters are declared as available. CodePageRange
    > bits are left (original vs17.ttf declares Latin1 codepage).
    > vs17-cpr.ttf:
    > All bits in CodePageRange in OS/2 are set, so all codepages
    > are declared as available. UnicodeRange bits are left
    > (original vs17.ttf declares CJK Symbols & Punctuations only).
    > vs17-ucr+cpr.ttf:
    > All bits in UnicodeRange and CodePageRange in OS/2 are set.
    > When I install in Microsoft Windows XP and check wordpad.exe,
    > vs17-ucr.ttf is shown as Latin1 font, but vs17-cpr, vs17-ucr+cpr
    > are shown as capable: Big5, GB2312, Arabic, Greek, Cyrillic,
    > Symbol, Thai, Turky, Baltic, Korean Wansung, Korean Johab,
    > Vietnamese, Hebrew, Latin1, Central European, and Japanese.
    > So I think CodePageRange may be important. Please try the fonts
    > in your environment.
    > Regards,
    > mpsuzuki
    > On Mon, 25 Feb 2008 18:39:28 -0600
    > wrote:
    >> In the process of preparing a document for unicode related work I made
    >> the attached small font containing 19 cjk glyphs. On linux the font
    >> functions as expected, however when installed on
    >> windunicode@unicode.orgows XP (Chinese version), in both word and
    >> wordpad the font is considered by the system to be a western font and
    >> therefore can not be used for cjk characters.
    >> My question then are, "How does windows decide whether a font is
    >> Chinese or not? What needs to be added to this font."
    >> Regards
    >> John Knightley

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