[Pkg-fonts-devel] 20090104 release of GNU FreeFont

Arne Goetje arne at linux.org.tw
Tue Jan 27 01:07:35 UTC 2009

Steve White wrote:
> Now I understand what causes your problem, however.
> Do you know that some ranges, including Bengali, include very many
> ligatures, not part of Unicode, which are stored in the Private Use
> area?

Actually, they shouldn't be in the Private Use Area, they should be
unencoded. Since the glyphs are accessed via their glyph name and not
the codepoint, assigning codepoints to them is entirely useless.
These ligatures are necessary for all indic scripts and for many East
Asian scripts as well, like Thai, Lao, Khmer. All these ligatures are
not encoded in Unicode (and will never be).

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