On 3/4/2018 9:12 AM, Markus Scherer via Unicode wrote:
On Sun, Mar 4, 2018 at 6:10 AM, Helena Miton via Unicode <unicode@unicode.org> wrote:
Greetings. Is there a way to know which font and font size have been used in the Unicode charts (for various writing systems)? Many thanks!

What are you trying to do?

Many of the fonts are unique to the Unicode chart production, and are not licensed for other uses. Some are not even generally usable.


The editors of the Unicode charts will use any font resource that gets the job done (that is, results in a chart that correctly displays the characters in the standard). These fonts are often not production fonts, and may lack any of the many tables needed to actually display running text. They may also, as has been mentioned, be licensed solely for the purpose of publishing the standard. In some cases, they are custom built.

For most scripts, the font size is nominally set to 22pt in the main code charts, but the tool that the editors use allow a different size to be selected for any range of code points, or individual characters. There are some examples where a character is very wide or tall where it had to be scaled down individually to fit the cell.

The purpose of the code charts is *exclusively* that of helping users of the standard identify which character is encoded at what code position. They are not intended as a font resource or normative description of the glyphs. Any usage scenario that is outside the very narrow scope is unsupported and reverse engineering / extracting font resources is explicitly in violation of the terms of use.


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