[Fontconfig] Why do asian fonts contain greek glyphs?

John Thacker thacker at math.cornell.edu
Thu Sep 29 03:20:38 EST 2005

On Thu, Sep 29, 2005 at 01:59:26AM +0900, mpsuzuki at hiroshima-u.ac.jp wrote:
> But Unicode.org didn't assign special code points for them, so it's
> a bit difficult to exclude fixed-fullwidth-Greek/Cyrillic in Asian
> fonts automatically. Some intelligent mechanism might be required to
> do that.

It is, however, merely a symptom of a larger problem that's been discussed
before.  There are other fonts that contain high quality versions of glyphs
for their intended language, and then low quality glyphs for other languages
for the purpose of broader coverage.  Automatically excluding the "bad" glyphs
in favor of superior ones from another font requires fairly specific 
configuration, from what I've seen.

John Thacker
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