Re: Oh No! Not a new Adobe Glyph List!!!

From: Kevin Brown (
Date: Wed Jan 01 2003 - 05:00:33 EST

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    On 1/1/03 1:07 PM, John Hudson wrote:

    >David Lemon at Adobe mentioned to me during the summer that Adobe was
    >considering ditching the AFII-based names in the AGL and using uniXXXX
    >names instead for things like Arabic, since having two human-unfriendly
    >numbering systems, one of them totally obsolete, is really daft. I don't
    >know if they've followed through on that...

    Maybe they are in fact following through on that, and this new version of
    the AGL is "transitional" ie it has both the old (afii) and new
    (human-friendly) glyph names mapped to the same codepoints, as in your

    > afii57415;0627
    > alefarabic;0627

     ... and then in the next AGL version only the new human-friendly glyph
    names will be there, completing the transition.

    If this is the strategy, it would follow that AGL 2.0 is probably an
    INTENTIONAL public release.


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