From: James Kass (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Sep 22 2004 - 20:21:09 CDT
Mike Ayers wrote responding to Michael Everson,
>> The character is an interchangeable data unit. It combines
>> and encloses (nicely at least) only if a font designer has
>> drawn a precomposed glyph for it and its enclosed.
> ...and has mapped that glyph to the proper sequence.
...and the font engine has enabled that kind of substitution
look-up for that kind of combination.
> Using Outlook on Windows XP,
> which gives me some of the better Unicode support available,
> I saw James' combining sequence as 2 characters, a four and
> a circle, ...
This is a display font choice issue. There should be several
available fonts which can display that combining sequence
reasonably well. On Windows XP here, it looks just fine in
BabelPad, Outlook Express, and Notepad.
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