From: Gerrit Sangel (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Sep 24 2007 - 13:55:19 CDT
I have a question concerning Han characters:
I want to write Biáng biáng (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biang) in an
ordinary text. As far as I know, the character is not included in Unicode, so
it seems that there is no possibility to just write it.
I read about the Ideographic Description Characters, but as far as I’ve
understood it, they are only for graphically description of a character, so
the reader has to compose it for himself in his mind or rather on a sheet of
But I’d like to write these characters in a usual text so that the user can
read it normally. Would this be possible or is there a plan to offer this
feature (maybe something like Cangjie)?
I think, something like latin ligatures with Opentype features would be a way
to do this, so that the font displays different composed characters depending
on what single characters are written. But this could be a mess because there
are already so much encoded characters which would then offer several ways to
write a character.
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