World glyph set

The world glyph sets are character repertoires comprising a subset of Unicode characters. Their purpose is to provide an implementation guideline for producers of fonts for the representation of natural languages. Unlike Windows Glyph List 4 (WGL) it is specified by font foundries and not by operating system manufacturers. It is, however, very similar in glyph coverage to WGL4, but neither contains all the characters of the other.

Digital fonts for the European and American market have traditionally often been sold in a standard ("Std") package for western languages and additional separate files to cover central ("CE"), eastern ("Baltic") and southern ("Turk") European languages in the Roman script and sometimes also packages to support for the Greek (monotonic) and Cyrillic scripts. With the advent of the OpenType format, which supports Unicode, all characters could be included in a single font file. Some font foundries continue to sell packages with differing glyph coverage where the basic one hardly covers more than Windows-1252. They introduced certain variants like Professional ("Pro") which supports all major languages written with Latin letters, Commercial ("Com") for international communication in office use, such as those covering Linotype Extended European Characterset (LEEC) or, adding Greek and Cyrillic, WGL or world glyph sets.

The set is used in several font families by Linotype and Monotype[1] such as Neue Frutiger W1G.[2]

Character tableEdit

W1G character table[3]
U+ 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
0020 ! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . /
0030 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 : ; < = > ?
0040 @ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O
0050 P Q R S T U V W X Y Z [ \ ] ^ _
0060 ` a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o
0070 p q r s t u v w x y z { | } ~
00A0   ¡ ¢ £ ¤ ¥ ¦ § ¨ © ª « ¬ - ® ¯
00B0 ° ± ² ³ ´ µ · ¸ ¹ º » ¼ ½ ¾ ¿
00C0 À Á Â Ã Ä Å Æ Ç È É Ê Ë Ì Í Î Ï
00D0 Ð Ñ Ò Ó Ô Õ Ö × Ø Ù Ú Û Ü Ý Þ ß
00E0 à á â ã ä å æ ç è é ê ë ì í î ï
00F0 ð ñ ò ó ô õ ö ÷ ø ù ú û ü ý þ ÿ
0100 Ā ā Ă ă Ą ą Ć ć Ĉ ĉ Ċ ċ Č č Ď ď
0110 Đ đ Ē ē Ĕ ĕ Ė ė Ę ę Ě ě Ĝ ĝ Ğ ğ
0120 Ġ ġ Ģ ģ Ĥ ĥ Ħ ħ Ĩ ĩ Ī ī Ĭ ĭ Į į
0130 İ ı IJ ij Ĵ ĵ Ķ ķ ĸ Ĺ ĺ Ļ ļ Ľ ľ Ŀ
0140 ŀ Ł ł Ń ń Ņ ņ Ň ň ʼn Ŋ ŋ Ō ō Ŏ ŏ
0150 Ő ő Œ œ Ŕ ŕ Ŗ ŗ Ř ř Ś ś Ŝ ŝ Ş ş
0160 Š š Ţ ţ Ť ť Ŧ ŧ Ũ ũ Ū ū Ŭ ŭ Ů ů
0170 Ű ű Ų ų Ŵ ŵ Ŷ ŷ Ÿ Ź ź Ż ż Ž ž
0190 ƒ
01F0 Ǻ ǻ Ǽ ǽ Ǿ ǿ
0210 Ș ș Ț ț
02C0 ˆ ˇ ˉ
02D0 ˘ ˙ ˚ ˛ ˜ ˝
0370 ;
0380 ΄ ΅ Ά · Έ Ή Ί Ό Ύ Ώ
0390 ΐ Α Β Γ Δ Ε Ζ Η Θ Ι Κ Λ Μ Ν Ξ Ο
03A0 Π Ρ Σ Τ Υ Φ Χ Ψ Ω Ϊ Ϋ ά έ ή ί
03B0 ΰ α β γ δ ε ζ η θ ι κ λ μ ν ξ ο
03C0 π ρ ς σ τ υ φ χ ψ ω ϊ ϋ ό ύ ώ
0400 Ѐ Ё Ђ Ѓ Є Ѕ І Ї Ј Љ Њ Ћ Ќ Ѝ Ў Џ
0410 А Б В Г Д Е Ж З И Й К Л М Н О П
0420 Р С Т У Ф Х Ц Ч Ш Щ Ъ Ы Ь Э Ю Я
0430 а б в г д е ж з и й к л м н о п
0440 р с т у ф х ц ч ш щ ъ ы ь э ю я
0450 ѐ ё ђ ѓ є ѕ і ї ј љ њ ћ ќ ѝ ў џ
0460 Ѣ ѣ
0470 Ѳ ѳ Ѵ ѵ
0490 Ґ ґ
1E80
1EF0
2010
2020
2030
2040
2070
2080
20A0
2100
2110
2120 Ω
2150
2200
2210
2220
2240
2260
FB00

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