From: Mark Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon May 03 2004 - 11:14:27 CDT
This depends on how sophisticated the fonts are. It is straightforward to make
fonts that map from a series of characters to a precomposed glyph, getting you
exactly the same quality you would get with a precomposed character.
(And it is possible in the rendering engine to do a better job of accent
placement in the absence of font information -- not necessarily ideal, but more
legible: see http://www.unicode.org/notes/tn2/. I have heard a rumor that MS
will be supporting better accent placement in their next OS.)
► शिष्यादिच्छेत्पराजयम् ◄
----- Original Message -----
From: "African Oracle" <email@example.com>
Sent: Mon, 2004 May 03 04:47
Subject: Re: Nice to join this forum....
> "Unicode will not allocate any more codes for characters that can be made
> precomposed, as it would disrupt normalization. Others can better tell you
> how to get the job done with what you have." - D. Starner
> Thanks for your response. Unless I am missing something here. I think the
> purpose of letters is the ability to be able to represent what is implied to
> be said or what is said graphically with its accompanied meaning. If that is
> the case, I should think that such representation should be done properly.
> There is no problem with the dot below concerning all the letters I was
> talking about, the problems are with the accents which are not properly
> positioned and in font development for example there are standard positions.
> Look at the following examples as sent by Åke
> Ẹ ́ the accent is at the edge of the E with dot below - It is the same no
> matter which font is used
> On this Ọ̀ it almost fell off
> éẹ́èẹ̀ - On all these ones they are not on the same level
> It is not difficult to draw all these and make a better presentation and
> representation of these letters. I must admit that Unicode is doing a good
> job and will say it is better to do it well from outset especially where the
> representative or someone with vast language of particular nation or people
> is around to assist.
> If it has to be, which is beginning to be, it has to be well.
> Dele Olawole
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "D. Starner" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "African Oracle" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 11:45 AM
> Subject: Re: Nice to join this forum....
> > > Yes, I have looked at the code and infact used the Microsoft Keyboard
> > > Keyboard Layout without any success. One thing I observed is that since
> > > character are not drawn with the accent assigned where they should be,
> > > low font size they are disaster. Using Fontlab to design the fonts and
> > > assigned codes the way they appear on the link only generate two
> > > in the font table.
> > >
> > > I thing it will be better if they are drawn out which I can do and
> > > appropriate code assigned by UNICODE.
> > Unicode will not allocate any more codes for characters that can be made
> > precomposed, as it would disrupt normalization. Others can better tell
> > you how to get the job done with what you have.
> > As for the GB ligature, that might actually get encoded if you can
> > provide sufficent evidence for it.
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