Re: Unicode's Mandate

From: Christopher Fynn (
Date: Sat Mar 05 2005 - 21:11:35 CST

  • Next message: Jon Hanna: "RE: CGJ for Two Greek Ligatures?" wrote:

    > Jon Hanna wrote:
    >>>I believe Unicode's mandate is to go from:
    >>>POINT A:
    >>>Multilingual computing is a complete mess
    >>>POINT B:
    >>>Multilingual computing is a completely predictable,
    >>>standardized, coherent, unified system.
    >>You're wrong.
    >>You also have a bad idea of how to create flexible, robust standards that
    >>can adapt to changes in need or the authors' understanding of the problems.

    > I would love "flexibility" like an "eXtensible Glyph Format".
    > I'm not fond of "flexibility", like some important functionality getting put
    > in the hands of proprietary non-standard smart font behavior.

    You could always attempt to use non-proprietary SVG fonts....

    - Chris

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