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       mdbFontEncoding - Font Encoding


       The m17n library loads information about the encoding of each font form
       the m17n database by the tags <font, encoding>. The data is loaded as a
       plist of this format.



       FONT-SPEC ::=
           ’(’ [ FOUNDRY FAMILY
              [ WEIGHT [ STYLE [ STRETCH [ ADSTYLE ]]]]]      REGISTRY ’)’


       FONT-SPEC is to specify properties of a font. FOUNDRY to REGISTRY are
       symbols corresponding to #Mfoundry to #Mregistry property of a font.
       See m17nFont for the meaning of each property.

       For instance, this FONT-SPEC:

           (nil alice0 lao iso8859-1)

       should be applied to all fonts whose family name is ’alice0 lao’, and
       registry is ’iso8859-1’.

       ENCODING is a symbol representing a charset. A font matching FONT-SPEC
       supports all characters of the charset, and a character code is mapped
       to the corresponding glyph code of the font by this charset.

       REPERTORY is a symbol representing a charset or ’nil’. Omitting it is
       the same as specifying ENCODING as REPERTORY. If it is not ’nil’, the
       charset specifies the repertory of the font, i.e, which character it
       supports. Otherwise, whether a specific character is supported by the
       font or not is asked to each font driver.

       For so called Unicode fonts (registry is ’iso10646-1’), it is
       recommended to specify ’nil’ as REPERTORY because such fonts usually
       supports only a subset of Unicode characters.

                                  27 Dec 2004               mdbFontEncoding(5)