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

From: Dean Snyder (
Date: Wed Mar 09 2005 - 17:05:22 CST

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    Andrew C. West wrote at 2:43 PM on Wednesday, March 9, 2005:

    >Anyway I'm dropping this thread now ...

    Yes, I think I've received adequate feedback for now.

    I intend to look into taking Asmus' advice:

    >What would be a nice first step, rather than these kinds of e-mail
    >brain storms, would be a serious, coordinated effort by leading paleographers
    >to come to an agreement as to precisely what kind of information needs
    >to be preserved, and for what scripts or paleographic sub-discipline
    >it would be sufficient.
    >Second, it would be nice if the same group could look at rest of the
    >problem, from the representation to the realization in software and
    >evaluate several approaches, describing how each could serve the needs
    >of paleographers and what tradeoffs are involved.


    Dean A. Snyder

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