From: Gregg Reynolds (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Jul 10 2005 - 22:29:57 CDT
Suppose I have a text to proofread that includes lots of "â" (a with
There are two problems here. One is to verify that "â" appears in the
graphical rendition of the text everywhere it should appear. Ok, that's
easily enough done. But now suppose I want to verify not just the
graphical representation of the text, but the structure of the encoded
text itself. Maybe I want to make sure the "â" is everywhere a
representation of U+00E2, LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH CIRCUMFLEX, and not
U+0061 LATIN SMALL LETTER A plus U+0302 COMBINING CIRCUMFLEX ACCENT. Or
There would be various ways of doing this, but the way that is easiest
on the proofreader is to have some kind of graphical variance the
indicates the underlying structure. I.e. a transparent font. For
example, plain "â" might map to U+00E2, while the combination of "a"
and "^" might use a different glyph, such as a subfixed circumflex to
indicate that "a" is encoded separately. Alternatively, U+00E2 and
other compound characters might use a subfixed mark of some kind to
indicate that the base character is not encoded separately.
Are there any "transparent" fonts like this? Should proofreading
variants be standardized? Such a font would be especially useful for
editing Arabic text.
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