Glyph ID and the cmap table

micthemod's picture

I have a query on how the cmap table works with glyph ID which I'm hoping somebody can shed some light upon:

Are glyph ID number font specific, or encoding specific?

For example, I have a font which I am working on and the 'ydiresis' glyph has a glyph ID '203'. I checked this against the Georgia font on my operating system, and here the 'ydiresis' glyph has a glyph ID '185'.

As long as the cmap table is correctly defined, would this function properly on older apps/os, or do glyph ID's have to conform to an encoding (and then this has to be specified in the cmap table)?

micthemod's picture

It's ok, I've found out the answer to my question now.

twardoch's picture

The glyph id is just a sequential number of the glyph inside of a particular font. If two different fonts have different glyph repertoires, they will have different glyphs ids as well.


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