Re: Encoded rendering instructions (was Unicode's Mandate)

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Sat Mar 05 2005 - 21:33:15 CST

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    Dean Snyder <dean dot snyder at jhu dot edu> wrote:

    > In transcriptions of damaged ancient texts it is important and useful
    > to indicate roughly the extent of damage to a glyph. Of course, this
    > is not a substitute for direct examination of the original document,
    > but it is a useful property for programmatic processing of ancient
    > texts and their approximate renderings.

    I just really can't picture this as being "plain text" any more than
    bold and italic are.

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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