Unicode Digest, Vol 50, Issue 13

Janusz S. Bień via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Sun Feb 18 11:19:50 CST 2018

On Sun, Feb 18 2018 at 18:03 CET, kilobyte at angband.pl writes:
> On Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 02:35:00PM +0100, Janusz S. Bień via Unicode wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 18 2018 at 14:06 CET, unicode at unicode.org writes:
>> > Subject: metric for block coverage
>> >
>> > 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.
> Thanks, your suggestion is a good addition to the wishlist of features we'd
> want to have.  Especially for the "available" case -- it'd be tedious to
> install all candidates just to check them.
> As for "installed":
>     fc-list ':charset=16e5' file family


Some time ago I was looking at various Debian font utilities and found
nothing suitable, but looks like I should use Google more intensively:


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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