From: William Overington (WOverington@ngo.globalnet.co.uk)
Date: Wed Mar 19 2003 - 08:27:32 EST
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?
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
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