Re: Last Resort Glyphs (was: About the European MES-2 subset)

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sat Jul 19 2003 - 15:15:04 EDT

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    At 20:24 +0200 2003-07-19, Philippe Verdy wrote:

    >Isn't this page creating the idea for a specific block of
    >script-representative glyphs, that could be mapped in plane 14 as
    >special supplementary characters ?

    Good heavens, no.

    It's one thing for me to update this font regularly for Apple when
    new blocks get added to the standard.

    It's quite another thing to suggest that we should have to add,
    formally, a new block symbol to some block in Plane 14 every time we
    add a new block to the standard.

    Isn't it?

    Surely the correct thing to do is to implement Last Resort support
    for different platforms as Apple indicates using those character

    >So fonts containing these glyphs could be designed to display these
    >glyphs, in a way similar to the current assignment of control

    Um, that's what the Last Resort font does, outside of Unicode
    encoding space. (I don't think PUA characters are used, actually, but
    I could be wrong.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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