[XeTeX] Looking for a better font selection method

Pektiong Tân pektiong at gmail.com
Fri May 19 10:59:07 CEST 2006

> Some kind of "multiple current fonts" scheme, associated with
> different scripts, is a request that comes up from time to time, and
> could make things much simpler. It's not as straightforward as it
> sounds, though, because not all characters in Unicode are
> unambiguously identified with a single script; punctuation, in
> particular, is generally shared across scripts. Getting it "right" in
> all the edge cases is tricky.

That is why I suggest unicode blocks or unicode code point ranges,  
which are different from the concept of the "script".
Well, I am not an expert and I might be wrong. Assigning different  
fonts to different code points might still have problems which I  
can't foresee.
On the other hand, I doubt there will be a single font which provide  
enough OT support for all scripts in the unicode.


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