From: Andrew C. West (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Sep 24 2004 - 04:14:04 CDT
On Thu, 23 Sep 2004 10:45:53 +0100, Peter Kirk wrote:
> If there were such a list, font designers could indeed design
> precomposed glyphs for each of the tens of thousands of graphemes on it.
> But I suspect that they would prefer to specify a programmatic way of
> making most of the combinations, except for rather common ones. And
> users will prefer this as they won't want huge fonts mostly full of
> extremely rare precomposed glyphs.
They will if they're Tibetan, as using precomposed glyphs is the only solution
if you want to produce professional quality Tibetan text display (cf. the recent
Unicode Tibetan fonts Ximalaya and Tibetan Machine Uni, which each have many
thousands of precomposed Tibetan glyphs).
And does anyone actually care what size a font is anyway, just as long as it
displays complex characters nicely ?
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