Date: Fri Mar 14 2003 - 19:54:55 EST
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.
"Codify" means to arrange systematically, and no one should think
that William is suggesting that such glyphs be encoded.
Quoting from Unicode's page at:
The Unicode Consortium is interested in obtaining information on known
glyphs, minor variants, precomposed characters (including ligatures,
conjunct consonants, and accented characters) and other such
"non-characters," mainly for cataloging and research purposes;
however, they are generally not acceptable for character proposals.
As long as Unicode is obtaining this information, it would be helpful
if it could be published.
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