From: Christopher Fynn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jun 11 2004 - 04:40:00 CDT
D. Starner wrote:
>John Cowan <email@example.com> 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.
Nor on PUA characters actually being useable.. See:
If there is not some kind of guarantee that major OS vendors won't grab
PUA characters for their own purposes, using PUA characters and a
commissioned font to solve problems like this, is not a workable
solution in the real world.
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