Non Standard Unicode Fonts and how they appear on screen

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Non Standard Unicode Fonts and how they appear on screen

Postby richmond62 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:22 pm

I use a non-standard font developed by myself which employs a large number of characters in the Personal Private Use Area.

In Macintosh and Linux builds these fonts display absolutely perfectly, as, indeed they do with a Windows build on Windows XP; but on versions of Windows post XP (Vista,7,8) the operating system substitutes a Microsoft standardised font where it can, and badly screws up where it cannot.

The following pictures are from builds made using LC version 6.0.

The first 2 characters are from the standard Unicode Devanagari charset, the second 2 are not.

Obviously "this cannot go on".
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Re: Non Standard Unicode Fonts and how they appear on screen

Postby richmond62 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:01 pm

Come to think of things, Windows 7 is also imposing its own font kerning rules, over-riding any written by a programmer into a Livecode standalone.
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