[reportlab-users] TTF Problem
andy at reportlab.com
Mon Feb 27 15:52:29 EST 2006
Tim Roberts wrote:
> Symbol fonts have the same basic problem to solve. The Symbol font
> character set is an 8-bit character set that runs from 0x20 to 0xFF.
> The mapping from that 8-bit character set to Unicode happens to be much
> simpler than most character set mappings: you just add 0xF000 to the
> character set to get the Unicode code point.
It's good this came up as I had not thought of it. Symbol and
ZapfDingbats are standard 'builtin' fonts and logically one should be
using the correct Unicode code points - or at least support them.
If we move to a purist Unicode approach in version 2.0, I wonder if we
will need some explicit sugar to make this taste less painful?
One possibility is that we could add some flags and offsets when someone
registers a font, so that you can just pass in
and then continue to use the bytes you used to use.
Or should we force everyone to learn the right code points? Including
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