Re: About that alphabetician...

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Thu Sep 25 2003 - 08:38:13 EDT

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    One complaint:

    >Very interesting. I didn't realize Unicode was a "large font",
    >though... I thought it was a character encoding system, distinct
    >from fonts, due to the character/glyph model.... :)

    Another complaint:

    >Some purist will try to kill you for calling Unicode "a big, giant font ..."

    I was asked how I describe it briefly to laymen. And I usually say
    "Unicode is like a big, giant font that is supposed to contain all
    the letters of all the alphabets of all the languages in the world."

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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