Re: EA width, Latin punctuation and fonts

From: Erik van der Poel (
Date: Thu Dec 09 1999 - 12:40:05 EST wrote:
> 1. Include both wide and narrow glyphs in a single font and
> encode text using U+3000 etc. (i.e. encode using compatibility
> characters).
> [...]
> How is this issue currently being handled for other
> East Asian writing systems?

Japanese fonts typically have both the half-width and full-width glyphs,
and the common solution is a variant of your (1): instead of encoding
text in Unicode, many documents are encoded in Shift-JIS, EUC-JP and
ISO-2022-JP. These encodings give separate code points to the half-width
and full-width "characters".


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