Re: CJK combining components (was "Giga Character Set": Nothing b

From: David Starner (
Date: Mon Oct 16 2000 - 16:09:42 EDT

On Mon, Oct 16, 2000 at 10:31:49AM -0800, wrote:
> But there are also a few drawbacks, of course. E.g.: designing and
> validating a CJK font becomes a behemoth enterprise;
> huge fonts are needed

If you can decompose the CJK characters into pieces and automatically
recompose them, what stops you from doing that for Unicode? The only
problem is that you have to decompose the Unicode CJK characters yourself,
and you still have the table look ups, but there's no need to carry around
a huge font. Even if you have to work with preexisting Unicode technology,
you could still make the font using that technology instead of doing
everything by hand.

David Starner -
If you wish to strive for peace of soul then believe; 
if you wish to be a devotee of truth, then inquire.
   -- Friedrich Nietzsche

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