Re: Revised N2586R

Date: Wed Jun 25 2003 - 01:56:08 EDT

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    William Overington wrote on 06/24/2003 05:32:56 AM:

    > In that the document proposes U+2693 for FLEUR-DE-LIS it would seem not
    > unreasonable for fontmakers now to be able to produce fonts having a
    > FLEUR-DE-LIS glyph at U+2693.

    Bad idea. Bad William. No biscuit.

    > However, what is the correct approach?

    No, it is not. The correct approach is to first get something encoded in
    the standard, then create fonts with it at the assigned codepoint. If you
    want to put it in a font in the meantime, use a PUA codepoint, or create a
    font with a different encoding, such as a symbol font. Putting this at
    U+2693 in a unicode-encode font violates conformance requirements.

    - Peter

    Peter Constable

    Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
    7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75236, USA
    Tel: +1 972 708 7485

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