fonts for U7.0 scripts

Doug Ewell doug at
Sat Oct 25 13:10:29 CDT 2014

Peter Constable <petercon at microsoft dot com> replied to Shriramana 
Sharma <samjnaa at gmail dot com>:

>> Can you clarify what "all kinds of problems" you foresee?
> Sure: People find a font that isn’t a truly functional, Unicode-
> conformant font for script X and…
> - They try using it, find it doesn’t display text as expected, and
> conclude that Unicode doesn’t work for their script

Wasn't this, in fact, one of the scenarios (considering rendering 
engines as well as fonts) that led some people to conclude that Unicode 
"didn't work" for Tamil, and to lobby for years for a glyph-based 

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