Andrew Dunbar wrote:

> I don't think anybody was disparaging the solution
> you used in your book. Nobody would be expected to
> create a font from scratch for an exotic script for a
> single use. Not even bullshit-starting engineers.
> Andrew Dunbar.
I agree no one was disparaging Peter's solution. It may still be the
best solution available for him.

But it wasn't the only solution.

Ken Lunde, in his seminal book CJK Information Processing created many
fonts as needed to lay out the book. Certainly the same techniques were
available to PTD, and anyone else. Given the complexity of the task at
hand, it is fair for PTD to have chosen something else. KL was employed
by Adobe (and still is AFIK - I haven't bumped into him for a while) and
presumably had free reign, access, and a paycheck to write the book, so
he came to a different solution to the same problem.

It has nothing to do with bullshit, it has do do with achieving your
goals in a manner you deem satisfactory.