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NAME

       mdbFontEncoding - Font Encoding

DESCRIPTION

       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-ENCODING ::= PER-FONT *

       PER-FONT ::= '(' FONT-SPEC ENCODING [ REPERTORY ] ')'

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

       ENCODING ::= SYMBOL

       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.

COPYRIGHT

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       Copyright (C) 2001-2011 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
       (AIST)
       Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of
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