Support for U+2010 and other punctuation codepoints in fonts

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Support for U+2010 and other punctuation codepoints in fonts

Post by William » Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:34 am

The following blog post makes mention of lack of support of U+2010 in some fonts.

http://blogs.msdn.com/michkap/archive/2 ... 45383.aspx

I found the following in the archives of the Unicode mail list.

http://www.unicode.org/mail-arch/unicod ... /0101.html

If you are prompted for a username and password for guest access to the archives, they are both available on the following page.

http://www.unicode.org/mail-arch/

The code chart is available as follows.

http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2000.pdf

It is available from the following page from the link labelled as General Punctuation.

http://www.unicode.org/charts/symbols.html

I have already added glyphs for U+2010 and U+2011 into my Quest text font as a result of reading the blog post and the posting in the archives of the Unicode mailing list, thus producing version 2.21 of the Quest text font.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/QUESTTXT.TTF

The Alt code for U+2010 is Alt 8208.

Using WordPad I have tried Alt 8208 with a number of fonts to test whether U+2010 is supported. On this system Arial and Times New Roman do not support U+2010, whereas Gentium, Worcester SF and Frankenstein SF do support U+2010.

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13 September 2007

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Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:13 am

I decided that it was worth adding them to my fonts, as Page Plus supports them. and OpenOffice, but it is not many fonts that do support them. It is better IMO for software to support them internally, so that typesetting space characters are not font dependent.
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