RE: "Giga Character Set": Nothing but noise

Date: Wed Oct 18 2000 - 07:26:49 EDT

Jon Babcock wrote:
> It seems to me that if not for that, how could anyone
> make a Chinese font? Who is going to sit down and
> draw a *myriad* or more characters? Since elements
> recur, this reduces the amount of labour required
> greatly.

I too would have bet that all CJK foundries used some form of (automatic?)
composition to build their fonts.

But, after a few enquiries, it seem that they don't (or they do, but
zealously guard the secret).

_ Marco

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