Re: About the European MES-2 subset (was: PUA Audio Description, Subtitle, Signing)

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Fri Jul 18 2003 - 07:35:35 EDT

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    On Friday, July 18, 2003 12:42 PM, Michael Everson <> wrote:

    > At 12:16 +0200 2003-07-18, Philippe Verdy wrote:
    > > Is there some work at CEN to align its MES-2 subset into a revized
    > > (MES-2.1 ???) which not only takes into consideration the ISO10646
    > > reference but also its Unicode properties to make this set
    > > self-closed, and actually implementable, at least with NFC closure
    > > and case-mappings closure?
    > No. The relevant CEN committee is now dormant.

    So this work must be done by independant open-sourcers sharing their
    experience to allow fonts to be created that are completely compatible
    with MES-2. (Here this is my opinion: I think it's stupid to create fonts
    that are containing strictly, only but completely the MES-2 set, which
    must only be viewed as a minimum set).

    I note that Microsoft core fonts for Windows are supporting MES-2, but
    in a unrestricted way: other characters are also included, and UniScribe
    allows selecting ligatures and rendering combining sequences with
    composite glyphs if defined in OpenType fonts, or with a default multi-
    glyph stack.

    I note that you "prefer the European Multilingual Subset" to MES-2.
    Is it an extended set that includes MES-2, and fills the holes by
    using all characters defined in blocks of some version of the Unicode

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