The ASCII Character Set
A Lucida font name with "BAS" signifies that the font's character set is the Unicode Basic Latin set, which includes the basic Latin alphabet of 26 capital and 26 lowercase letters, plus numerals, punctuation, and symbols. Basic Latin is based on the ASCII character set standard (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) which has been used for 45 years. Basic Latin does not include accented characters but supports English as well as several other languages.* *(Including Asu, Bemba, Bena, Chiga, Congo Swahili, Cornish, Gusii, Indonesian, Kabuverdianu, Kalenjin, Kinyarwanda, Latin, Luo, Luyia, Machame, Makhuwa-Meetto, Makonde, Malay, Morisyen, North Ndebele, Nyankole, Oromo, Rombo, Rundi, Rwa, Samburu, Sangu, Shambala, Shona, Soga, Somali, Swahili, Taita, Teso, Vunjo, Zulu).
The WGL Character Set
Lucida Grande fonts (also Lucida Console and Lucida Retro fonts) contain the pan-European WGL character set (also called Windows Glyph List), which includes Unicode Basic Latin, Latin-1, Latin Extended-A, modern (monotonic) Greek, basic Cyrillic, plus punctuation and symbols to support most languages of Europe and the Americas, as well as some languages of Africa and Asia.* These WGL fonts are not marked by "WGL" in the name, but if the font is from the Lucida Store and is named Lucida Grande, Lucida Console, or Lucida Retro, it contains the WGL character set. *(Including Afrikaans, Albanian, Asu, Basque, Belarusian, Bemba, Bena, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chiga, Congo Swahili, Cornish, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Embu, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, Ganda, German, Greek, Gusii, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Jola-Fonyi, Kabuverdianu, Kalaallisut, Kalenjin, Kamba, Kikuyu, Kinyarwanda, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luo, Luyia, Macedonian, Machame, Makhuwa-Meetto, Makonde, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Manx, Meru, Morisyen, North Ndebele, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Nyankole, Oromo, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Romansh, Rombo, Rundi, Russian, Rwa, Samburu, Sango, Sangu, Sena, Serbian, Shambala, Shona, Slovak, Slovenian, Soga, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Swiss German, Taita, Teso, Turkish, Vunjo, Welsh, Zulu).