RE: RE: Is it a font or an encoding?

From: Randy Williams (
Date: Wed Sep 10 1997 - 20:31:54 EDT

Oh rats, I intended to send this just to Michael and
later summarize all the feedback I have received.
Sorry for the extra traffic.

>From: Randy Williams
>Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 1997 5:00 PM
>To: Multiple Recipients of
>Subject: RE: RE: Is it a font or an encoding?
> Thanks for the reply. I tend to agree with you.
>However, I would like to understand what you mean
>by the fact that it is a new encoding but not a new code set.
>What is the difference? I understand that you can have
>a single character set (assume what you mean by code set)
>that can have the characters coded (code position) differently
>to create multiple encodings. But if you change the characters
>in the set then it will change the encoding.
> Thanks for helping me understand this better.
>>From: Michael Kung <>[]
>>Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 1997 4:07 AM
>>To: Multiple Recipients of
>>Subject: Re: RE: Is it a font or an encoding?
>><<Message: RE: Is it a font or an encoding?>>
>>In reality, you create a new 'character set' to be used only in font domain.
>>It is a new 'encoding'. But it is not a new code set.
>>Michael Kung
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