Re: Cuneiform - Dynamic vs. Static

From: Dean Snyder (
Date: Tue Jan 13 2004 - 19:36:27 EST

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    Deborah Goldsmith wrote at 2:14 PM on Tuesday, January 13, 2004:

    >FYI, Panther was changed to not do font substitution in the user part
    >of the PUA (it still does it in the corporate part). This was because
    >different fonts can use the same PUA code point for different things
    >(and do; this was not a hypothetical problem but one we have seen in
    >practice). The idea going forward is that use of PUA code points needs
    >to be accompanied by an explicit font specification. Picking the first
    >font you find for a PUA code point does not seem like the right
    >approach to us.

    Thanks for your quick response to something that was puzzling me.

    We'll have to re-assign some PUA code points we are using in our work.


    Dean A. Snyder

    Assistant Research Scholar
    Manager, Digital Hammurabi Project
    Computer Science Department
    Whiting School of Engineering
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    3400 North Charles Street
    Johns Hopkins University
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