Font mapping

From: Mark Leisher (
Date: Mon Mar 13 1995 - 14:38:30 EST

The scenario is this: in the case of writing systems that do not have
a one-to-one Unicode codepoint->Glyph mapping (e.g. Arabic, Indic,
Vietnamese, etc.), we currently expect every font for these writing
systems to be mapped in a particular arrangement. This allows us to
implement a single composition automata for each writing system that
requires it, instead of creating a Unicode codepoint->Glyph mapping
table for each font.

In the interest of avoiding incompatibilities at some later time, I
was wondering if there is a commonly used approach (de facto or de
juris) to remapping fonts to support this?
Mark Leisher "The trick is not gaining the knowledge,
Computing Research Lab but surviving the lessons."
New Mexico State University -- "Svaha," Charles de Lint
Box 30001, Dept. 3CRL
Las Cruces, NM 88003

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