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willb: The Unicode font manager doesn't need special fonts unless you want to print glyphs which aren't in existing fonts. For example, many existing post-RISC OS 2 fonts use Base0 encoding, which contains all the glyphs used in the various ISO Latin alphabets, which is more than can be expressed using any one non-Unicode alphabet. Most applications don't allow you to change the alphabet used from the system one, and since the system alphabet couldn't be UTF8 before Unicode support was added, you were never previously able to use arbitrary combinations of glyphs from your existing fonts.

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