Re: Chromatic font research

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sat Jun 29 2002 - 18:40:52 EDT

At 11:05 +0100 2002-06-29, William Overington wrote:

> >Therefore, color decoration is an issue only for *fonts* and/or *rich* text
> >systems, not for Unicode or *plain* text encoding.
>Well, why? Surely a decorated full stop could be in a plain text file being
>displayed in a program which has a background colour of white, a foreground
>colour of black and a decoration colour of red set as the colours in which
>the program works.

Because the underlying text encoded is the same, "This is my
colourful text" whether it is formatted in red, in italic, or in some
special font.

Michael Everson *** Everson Typography ***

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