Demystifying “symbol” fonts

Miklos Vajna vmiklos at
Thu Nov 17 13:12:49 UTC 2016

Hi Khaled,

On Thu, Nov 17, 2016 at 02:00:13PM +0200, Khaled Hosny <khaledhosny at> wrote:
> Now, AFAIK, all glyphs in “Symbol” font have proper characters in
> Unicode (and the font itself supports them as well, in its non-symbol
> cmap subtable), so my question is what is the expected behaviour here,
> map the PUA to proper Unicode characters? Expect the font or a
> compatible one to be installed and usable? Bundle a compatible font?

We bundle opensymbol (extras/source/truetype/symbol/OpenSymbol.sfd),
isn't that there exactly so that we have no problems when the symbol
font is missing? Or does that have nothing to do with your problem?


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