Setting Unicode ranges - why combined?

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southwindows
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Setting Unicode ranges - why combined?

Post by southwindows » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:34 pm

In Font Properties/Ranges, several of the options cover more than one block. If I have a font that supports Latin Extended Additional but not Extended-C or Extended-D, I have no way to indicate this since one checkbox covers all three. I imagine that applications will think that the font supports all three when it doesn't, which is not the worst thing in the world, but it isn't right either. Why can't we provide this information accurately? Or doesn't it matter??

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Re: Setting Unicode ranges - why combined?

Post by Erwin Denissen » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:14 pm

This is how it is defined in the OpenType font specification. It allows for at most 128 blocks, but currently Unicode has 280 blocks defined.

It is still important, so in general keep the "auto" feature enabled.
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