Re: PUA glyphs in fonts (was: Is it true that Unicode is insufficient forOriental languages?)

From: William Overington (
Date: Sun May 25 2003 - 05:22:19 EDT

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    Peter Constable wrote as follows.


    SVG has a *ton* of stuff to capture William's interest for endless hours.

    end quote

    In one thread Mr Constable says that I should not post about eutocode
    graphics, yet in this thread he mentions me in relation to a graphics system
    which is less to do with Unicode!

    Since Mr Constable mentions me, I feel that it is only fair that I am
    allowed to defend myself. Please note that I only have the problem of
    having to defend myself from him now because Mr Kaplan chose to mention me
    in another thread in the first place.

    I am designing the eutocode graphics system using Private Use Area codes
    because it is easier to decode and allows easy mixing of text and graphics
    in Unicode plain text files for application in digital interactive
    broadcasting and web based systems in the context of people being able to
    prepare Unicode text files which are then used to customize a generic
    software package. That is, the content author can produce lots of high
    quality graphics results without having to have the knowledge, skill and
    facilities to program in Java or some other computer language. This is
    particularly important in the case of interactive broadcasting as the
    facilities to produce the Java applications are rather specialist. We have
    been over my views on the mistake of using the ordinary < character as the
    entry signal for entering a markup bubble before and I have no intention of
    even trying to defend that view against such overwhelming odds of how other
    people think. Also, for interactive broadcasting, the fact that eutocode
    graphics has good brevity as to the number of bytes needed to produce a
    desired result is an important consideration. I am carrying out my research
    as I think fit and applying it in tests very successfully.

    William Overington

    25 May 2003

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