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I use several of the fonts listed on this page:
I only used the Windows fonts, but they have also fonts for Linux/Unix/MacOSX.

On 15/03/2016 17:52, Tim---Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote:
On 03/15/2016 11:23 AM, toki wrote:
On 15/03/2016 13:16, Tim wrote:

do not want to include the "full set" of the available characters.
A font with all Unicode glyphs in it, would contain 2^17 different
glyphs, but current font format definitions restrict the size of a font
to 2^16 different glyphs.

Arial Unicode MS seems to me to have the most Unicode characters
There are just over 50,000 glyphs in Arial, whilst Unifont has just
under 60,000 glyphs.

IOW, if you absolutely positively have to have a pan-unicode font, then
Unifont is the way to go.


In the Synaptic Package Manager, it shows that I have the Unifont installed, but I do not see a font named as that in my .font folder. I wonder where the font was re-installed to, since I had it installed via the package manager already, but could not find the name "Unifont" listed.

When I went online to the Unifont "project", I downloaded the full 12 MB version TTF file. When I looked at it in the font viewer, it was very "boxy" - actually each character is made up with boxes. Both the Web site and the info in the package manager stated the boxiness of the font.

I still wonder what is the best looking unicode font with somewhere near the number of characters/glyphs that Arial Unicode has.

Jean-Louis Oneto

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