How to Add Beams to Notes

Richard Wordingham via Unicode unicode at
Sun May 7 03:23:08 CDT 2017

On Fri, 5 May 2017 18:46:17 +0000
Michael Bear via Unicode <unicode at> wrote:

> But
> if the cry for space gets REALLY desperate, I’ll merge identical
> glyphs into one glyph. Obviously, I won’t do this for more
> problematic merges, only glyphs in similar scripts with similar
> features. (e.g. I would represent Latin small letter o, Greek small
> letter omicron, Cyrillic small letter o, Armenian letter oh, and
> Georgian labial sign with one glyph, while Hebrew letter samekh and
> Arabic letter ae, despite also being circular, would be two separate
> glyphs.) But I’ll only do this if I really need to.

That could cause problems with extracting text from PDFs generated
using the font.

My interest was in whether a pan-BMP font was still possible.  As you
haven't done the counting (which is ill-defined for scripts with
conjuncts, and possibly even also for old Hangul support), you can't
tell me yet.


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