Alphabetically-sorted range list

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Alphabetically-sorted range list

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Pretty much what it says. While many fonts will probably have a small number of ranges, we unhappy few that have to work on 2- or 3-score number could see the advantage of not having to remember the Unicode order of ranges.
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Re: Alphabetically-sorted range list

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The Insert Character dialog has an option to display the code blocks sorted or unsorted.

It would be neat if the Overview Panel could have a similar option.

Most of my fonts have the same twenty-seven blocks, so I got used the order, but if the list of blocks is so long that it scrolls off the screen I can see it would be hard to locate the block that you are looking for.
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It can be done, but even that is not perfect, as for example Basic Latin and the other Latin blocks are still not together.
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Re: Alphabetically-sorted range list

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They don't have to be. As long as the order is alphabetical, they're easy to find. The issue is not keeping same script blocks together, but navigating long lists of range names.
If it can be done, it is perfect.
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