Renaming the Unicode names for glyphs

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Heian-794
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Renaming the Unicode names for glyphs

Post by Heian-794 » Sat Mar 12, 2005 2:04 pm

Thought of another question: is it possible to rename, just for one font, the names that Unicode assigns to glyphs? For example, let's say I'm designing a baseball scoring font and want to change "CIRCLED HIRAGANA KE" to "SINGLE WITH STOLEN BASE" or some such. Or, better yet, assign names to the private use characters. The Code2001 font has many private use characters, but they don't seem to have names, so maybe it's impossible.

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Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Mar 12, 2005 2:38 pm

It is possible by hacking the "UnicodeData.txt" file in the Font Creator Unicode directory. Whether this is advisable or not, I have no idea. It doesn't change the Postscript name, just the glyph mapping name.
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Post by Heian-794 » Sat Mar 12, 2005 3:18 pm

OK; not sure if I wantt to do that since I need the names for all the other fonts.

I'd been hoping that the names could be assigned independently of the font.

Thanks again for the advice, Bhikku!

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Post by Heian-794 » Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:48 pm

Just for the record, Unicode indicates here:

http://www.unicode.org/faq/indic.html

...in the next-to-last question, that the character names cannot be changed. So I suppose if you're using already-assigned characters to make a font, you'll have to either make do with incorrect names, or use the Private Use area.

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Post by Erwin Denissen » Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:21 pm

The Unicode names are only used inside Font Creator for display purposes. They are not stored in the font file. However the Postscript names can be modified and are stored in the font file. For more information about the Postscript names look here:
http://www.high-logic.com/manual/post.html
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