[Padma] How to handle proprietary fonts encoded in utf-8
gora at sarai.net
Sat May 2 11:28:27 PDT 2009
On Mon, 27 Apr 2009 15:18:14 -0300
Golam Mortuza Hossain <gmhossain at gmail.com> wrote:
> Unfortunately, that precisely these sites do. Here is an example
> They basically assign every Bengali conjunct a separate codepoint
> which is in violation of Unicode standard. I may be wrong in saying
> whether those characters are exactly Chinese but from the appearance
> of the glyphs, it looks similar.
I finally ran into such an example on a page displayed by
Google News. At least in that case, it turns out to be a
character from the Unicode private use area.
To the best of my knowledge, there is nothing that can be
done to fix this in a generic way. The Unicode FAQ entry
on the private use area specifically disclaims any
So, the best solution is probably what you suggested earlier,
i.e., if you know what the character is supposed to be,
special-case it for Padma.
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