From: Chris Jacobs (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Mar 15 2003 - 13:47:07 EST
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> Now that we all know better (smile) we should avoid making
> custom encoded fonts. The developers of such fonts (who are
> still making and maintaining these fonts) should be urged to
> make conformant fonts. Custom encoded fonts will be phased
> out, eventually. Meanwhile, there are still some great archives
> of non-Standard fonts, and users of antiquated computers can
> still find such fonts useful in a limited fashion.
I think it is more important that there be a mechanism to relocate a font
when you install it.
Font developers should be free to develop fonts without having to decide
where in the end-user's pua it is supposed to be.
My pua, the pua of font developer A, and the pua of font developer B should
be considered three different spaces, so that there be no conflict when
developer A and B put different chars on the same code point.
And if it works that way I see no end-user problems if a font developer has
his pua on a place where it not belongs.
> Best regards,
> James Kass
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