From: John Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat May 03 2003 - 14:29:43 EDT
At 05:12 AM 5/3/2003, William Overington wrote:
>I have in mind the possibility that someone could transcribe a written
>document or a printed document. I am wondering about what happens when
>someone transcribing a document finds a character which is both not in
>regular Unicode and not in any Private Use Area encoding which he or she may
>be using. Certainly, later, the person could sit down and think about the
>newly found character and decide to devise a new character or otherwise as
>he or she thinks fit, perhaps after discussion with other people. However,
>at the time, perhaps using a lap top portable computer in a library setting
>the person has to find a solution promptly.
1. Pick up pencil or pen.
2. Draw new character glyph in notebook.
3. Write notation beside it, e.g. = @@
4. Proceed with computer transcription, using @@ whenever this character
5. Go home, research, consider, update font.
6. Open transcription and replace every occurence of @@ in text with new
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Do not be greedy!
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