Re: short Unicode names?

From: Herbert Elbrecht (
Date: Fri Jan 02 1998 - 16:44:53 EST

>Werner Lemberg wrote this:
>> Is there an algorithm how to convert long Unicode names like 'LATIN
>> CAPITAL LETTER A WITH ACUTE' into short Adobe-ish names like 'Aacute'?
>> With `short' I mean a name not longer than about 32 characters and no
>> spaces in it.
>> Or are there already short Unicode names defined? U+00C1 is not very
>> descriptive...
>I have a Unicode -> Adobe-ish names table I could mail you.
>Bjorn Brox,


The problem is not with 'LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A WITH ACUTE' being an
Adobe standard character - an AdobeGlyphList for backward compatibility
within existing Adobe fonts is available for all these standard

The problem is with all characters outside the Adobe character repertory!
And that's all additional Unicode characters! Who's to describe? For whom?
What for? Will free-style naming really do for these characters - I

Herbert Elbrecht

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