Re: Unicode 3.0 layout suggestion

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Wed Aug 25 1999 - 16:01:43 EDT


The content and appearance for Unicode 3.0 are frozen. And have been for a
while. As the resposible editor has written on this list, don't send any
more suggestions, as responding to and then deleting them will just take
time we could spend on getting the book out.

Since I print the charts, I can just tell you that I don't have the
infromation for most of the visual clutter you want to add. Most, but not
all, of the font files we use are custom-built or custom-modified for the
purpose of printing charts. They may not have sensible metrics in the file
other than what's needed to center the glyph in the cell.

Go look at the book when its done and contact the vendors that have
contributed fonts to license what you need and base your studies on real
text fonts. Both standards are *character* encoding standards, not
font-design manuals.

The latter role could have been filled by an organization like AFII.
However, neither vendors nor users felt the need to finance any work there,
beyond the last final push to print the tables for 10646 in the existing
format. AFII will be out of business at close of business this coming Tuesday.

You are all cordially invited to join me at a suitable spot in San Jose to
toast both its successes and its demise. I'll be at the Unicode Conference
if you want details.



At 08:49 AM 8/25/99 -0700, Markus Kuhn wrote:
>Suggestion to the production team of Unicode 3.0 and ISO 10646:2000:

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