Re: Custom fonts

From: William Overington (
Date: Wed Mar 19 2003 - 08:27:32 EST

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    Pim Blokland asked as follows.


    Now my suggestion was the browser program which displays this file should be
    able to look at the font information in the XML file, open the font file and
    retrieve the names of all characters in it, so it can
    show the "&hwesta;" character (and all other characters) without needing a
    long list of ENTITY entries in the XML.

    Anyone else think this would be a good idea?

    end quote

    Well, I think it would be a good idea. Could you explain it further please?
    For example, starting from a golden ligatures collection character ct
    ligature, which I have designated as U+E707 within the Private Use Area
    within the golden ligatures collection.

    Does this mean that for each Private Use Area item which I specify I would
    need to specify a single word name for use in such constructs?

    I am happy to do that, thinking that g_ct would be a suitable name for the
    golden ligatures ct item. I could fairly easily devise such names for most
    of the golden ligatures collection and with a little thought will hopefully
    be able to devise suitable names for the rest. Am I right in thinking that
    this system will only really work if the names are unique, so that if
    someone else devises a code for ct at some other code point then it is
    important that the name for that usage is other than g_ct or is it not
    essential, though just desirable, for the names to be unique?

    Can you possibly post an example of what files would need to carry which
    information please so that the g_ct name could be used in the manner which
    you suggest?

    William Overington

    19 March 2003

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