[XeTeX] Finding out if a font supports a particular Unicode character and using it

Peter Baker psb6m at virginia.edu
Sat Jan 30 19:08:28 CET 2010

Michiel Kamermans wrote:
> Be careful though: os.uname() is a *nix only function, so it's 
> probably a good idea to try/except AttributeError for when this is run 
> on windows, and falling back to os.environ['OS'] instead for the 
> operating system check.
I should have mentioned, I've been assuming that it's simply impossible 
to run this on Windows, since it requires FontForge, which is *nix down 
to the toes. It should "just work" on Cygwin, but Cygwin users will find 
that the standard FontForge install has no Python support at all; so 
they must either build from source or just forget it.

I'm afraid it's just Mac and Linux.


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