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AdobeStandardEncoding under Windows (and Win-OS/2)

An AdobeStandardEncoding font under Windows is remapped according to a character map (code page) that MicroSoft calls Windows ANSI (can other code pages be installed in Windows?). This determines which character resides in which cell and the font is remapped so that glyphs and characters will correspond. Since Fontographer for Windows is a Windows application, it displays glyphs not in the cells in which they live according to AdobeStandardEncoding, but in the cells to which they get reassigned under the remapping to Windows ANSI. There is nothing explicit in the PFB file that associates these characters with the specific cells in which they appear under Windows.

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