>>>>> "John" == John Jenkins <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
John> (Apple's LastResort font [contains every Unicode character], John> of course, but by virtually of rampant reuse of glyphs.)
Does this Generate glyphs like the following ascii- & utf8-art?
No. It generates much much better glyphs than that. See http://developer.apple.com/fonts/LastResortFont/
I find it interesting, if so, that Apple uses a font to acheive that rather than a bit of code in the rendering libs.
What Mac OS X does is when it encounters a Unicode character, it sees if it's in the current font. If it's not, it starts looking through all the other fonts until it finds one that is suitable. The Last Resort Font has glyphs for all the characters, so it's the last one looked at.
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com