Re: Indic Devanagari Query

Date: Wed Feb 05 2003 - 12:12:34 EST

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    On 02/04/2003 02:52:25 PM jameskass wrote:

    >If these alternate forms were needed to be displayed in a single
    >multi-lingual plain-text file, wouldn't we need some method of
    >tagging the runs of Latin text for their specific languages?

    The plain-text file would be legible without that -- I don't think this is
    an argument in favour of plane 14 tag characters. Preserving
    culturally-preferred appearance would certainly require markup of some
    form, whether lang IDs or for font-face and perhaps font-feature

    - Peter

    Peter Constable

    Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
    7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75236, USA
    Tel: +1 972 708 7485

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