Re: smart fonts that just work (was Re: Taiwanese: unicode of o with dot right

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Tue Aug 15 2000 - 01:16:52 EDT

Peter Constable <> wrote:

> - Some other infrastructure pieces are needed to make the picture
> complete, specifically tagging runs of text to indicate language
> and/or writing system, and the app pass that info on to the font/
> rendering system.

I assume this is an endorsement of Plane 14 language tags. Otherwise,
"some other infrastructure pieces" is just a euphemism for "out-of-band
markup," and the whole Unicode ideal of requiring only plain-text
mechanisms in order to encode plain text begins to slip away.

-Doug Ewell
 Fullerton, California

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