Unicode Digest, Vol 50, Issue 13

Janusz S. Bień via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Sun Feb 18 07:35:00 CST 2018

On Sun, Feb 18 2018 at 14:06 CET, unicode at unicode.org writes:


> From: Adam Borowski via Unicode <unicode at unicode.org>
> Subject: metric for block coverage
> To: unicode at unicode.org
> Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:18:25 +0100
> Reply-To: Adam Borowski <kilobyte at angband.pl>
> Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:18:25 +0100 (15 hours, 2 minutes, 28 seconds ago)
> Hi!
> As a part of Debian fonts team work, we're trying to improve fonts review:
> ways to organize them, add metadata, pick which fonts are installed by
> default and/or recommended to users, etc.
> I'm looking for a way to determine a font's coverage of available scripts. 
> It's probably reasonable to do this per Unicode block.  Also, it's a safe
> assumption that a font which doesn't know a codepoint can do no complex
> shaping of such a glyph, thus looking at just codepoints should be adequate
> for our purposes.

As a Debian user using some rare characters for old Polish
transliteration I would be happy with a tool which scans
available/installed fonts for a specific list of characters and shows
only those fonts which support the whole list. Of course showing also
the characters in question would be very desirable.

Best regards


Prof. dr hab. Janusz S. Bien -  Uniwersytet Warszawski (Katedra Lingwistyki Formalnej)
Prof. Janusz S. Bien - University of Warsaw (Formal Linguistics Department)
jsbien at uw.edu.pl, jsbien at mimuw.edu.pl, http://fleksem.klf.uw.edu.pl/~jsbien/

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