Re: A basic question on encoding Latin characters

From: Rick McGowan (
Date: Thu Sep 23 1999 - 14:15:38 EDT

Marion said...

> there is no reason to encode in the
> UCS or in 10646, _any_ new precomposed Latin combinations

and Michael said...

> The chief reason for wanting to do so now is font-related.

Correction: It is rendering (text sub-system) related. Fonts themselves
have nothing to do with it, Michael. Fonts are just numbered bags of glyphs
-- it's what you DO with the glyphs that makes the difference. If all your
display system can do is string glyphs one-after the other corresponding
one-to-one with codepoints, then you'll need every interesting graphical
element as a unit of encoding. If all your string-manipulation routines can
do is blind binary comparision, then you're out of luck in other ways.


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