Re: elided base character or obliterated character (was: Hebrew composition model, with cantillation marks)

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Fri Nov 07 2003 - 11:28:09 EST

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    Andrew C. West <andrewcwest at alumni dot princeton dot edu> wrote:

    > And given that most CJK fonts aim to cover both Chinese and Japanese
    > characters, how would the square missing ideograph glyph and the
    > Japanese geta mark be differentiated ? By means of variant selectors ?

    In the Windows world at least, most fonts that include any CJK
    characters either:

    (1) are clearly aimed at Chinese, like SimSun, or
    (2) are clearly aimed at Japanese, like Mincho, or
    (3) aim to cover as much of Unicode as possible, like Arial Unicode MS
    and Code2000, and thus really can't be considered "CJK fonts" per se.

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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