Re: per-character "stories" in a database

From: Andrew C. West (
Date: Mon Mar 17 2003 - 07:17:24 EST

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    On Mon, 17 Mar 2003 04:09:57 -0800 (PST), wrote:

    > As long as Unicode is obtaining this information, it would be helpful
    > if it could be published.

    I agree with James and William that it would be extremely helpful to font
    designers and others to have free access to information about the glyph
    repertoires of certain scripts from the Unicode Web site.

    Such information is already available for some scripts. For example, the
    quasi-official document "Traditional Mongolian Script in the ISO/IEC 19646 and
    Unicode Standards" (UNU/IIST Report No. 170) provides charts of all positional
    variants and ligatures in the Mongolian block, which is very helpful indeed
    (although the assignment of these glyphs to PUA codepoints is rather unhelpful).

    Likewise, the list of precomposed Tibetan characters given in the PRC's recent
    BrdaRten proposal is actually a very useful list of the complex glyphs that
    anyone designing a Tibetan font should aim to cover in addition to the simple
    glyphs shown in the Unicode code charts.

    A central repository of such information would be most welcome.


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