Re: per-character "stories" in a database (derives from Re: geometric shapes)

From: John Hudson (
Date: Fri Mar 14 2003 - 13:28:33 EST

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    At 08:08 AM 3/14/2003, William Overington wrote:

    >I find it strange that the
    >Unicode Standard does not codify the ligatures which can be produced with
    >the languages of the Indian subcontinent at display time using specific
    >sequences of regular Unicode characters so that someone skilled in the art
    >of font design may design a font from the code charts.

    Someone skilled in the art of font design doesn't need to see all possible
    ligatures reproduced in a code chart. Trust me, anyone designing typefaces
    for Indic scripts understands the difference between a character and a glyph.

    John Hudson

    Tiro Typeworks
    Vancouver, BC

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