Date: Sun Nov 07 2004 - 00:05:59 CST
I will not identify myself as a font designer. I learned Physical Education, but not in that field now. I have not designed a font, but have converted one Malayalam TT font to unicode font by adding some opentype tables to that. Malayalam language badly needed someone to do that. Thats how i came to this list.
so i am not a font designer. Now At last windows is supporting Malayalam as a language, and the deficiency of Malayalam Unicode fonts is a problem now. I wish all the present hackfonts got converted to unicode fonts, thus without designing new fonts, we will get so many unicode fonts. this also will not make me a font designer.
kevin & siji
move to unicode
let us help the diverse cultures on this earth sustain.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Ewell" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Unicode Mailing List" <email@example.com>
Cc: "E. Keown" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2004 07:29 AM
Subject: Re: not font designers?
> E. Keown <k underscore isoetc at yahoo dot com> wrote:
>> Supposedly this list has >600 people.
>> Just of curiosity, how many of you are NOT font
> Maybe I'm being a bit cynical (the election wasn't that long ago, after
> all), but I have to wonder what the motivation is for asking this
> This is not inherently a list of font designers, nor is the Unicode
> Consortium an organization of font vendors. However, there have been
> charges by critics, such as Steven Searle of the TRON Project, that
> Unicode is in the "font creation business" (among his many wild and
> unsubstantiated claims).
> Certainly there are some font designers on this list, but to ask a list
> of 600+ members how many are NOT font designers implies that most of
> them are.
> You've received nine public responses: one from a genuine font designer,
> two (or more, depending on interpretation) from people who have designed
> fonts at some time but don't identify themselves as "font designers,"
> and the remainder from people who definitely aren't font designers. It
> would be disingenuous to suggest that the other 591+ list members who
> have not responded must therefore be font designers.
> -Doug Ewell
> Fullerton, California
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