From: James Kass (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Mar 04 2005 - 21:17:24 CST
(UList) Doug wrote,
> But I thought the whole Unicode ideal was to replace all those different fonts
> with one single "Unicode Lucida (Grande)" font -- and not a font that contains
> every abstract characterhood -- but a font that can actually display every
> basic letterform needed for every writing system.
Unicode isn't about fonts or displaying text. It's about electronically
storing text in a unique fashion which can be retrieved, transmitted, and
exchanged. (Of course, the ability to display such text can be useful, too.)
With respect to the Serbian italic "t" variant, this character has a
variant glyph only in the italic/oblique form. Since italics aren't
considered to be an aspect of plain text, and Unicode is a plain text
encoding standard, this variance isn't covered by the Standard.
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