From: D. Starner (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jun 10 2004 - 15:46:43 CDT
John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> We must be talking past one another somehow, but I don't understand how.
> To represent the text as originally written, I need a digital representation
> for each of the characters in it. Since all I want to do is reprint
> the book -- I don't need to use the unusual characters in interchange --
> the PUA and a commissioned font seem just perfect to me.
But that doesn't work if you're reprinting to XML or HTML, where you can't
rely upon a commissioned font being installed and correctly used. I'm not
even sure you can trust a commissioned font to be installable on the operating
systems of the next few decades.
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