From: Arne Goetje (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Sep 25 2007 - 19:37:52 CDT
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> Quoting Gerrit Sangel <email@example.com>:
>> 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
> Yes and no. This is what people do, it would be acceptable for an
> application to display an IDS as a single glyph, though I do not know of
> any applications that do such at present.
Currently it is a java application to compose a picture of the glyph
from IDS sequences. AFAIK attempts are made to get this functionality
into the freetype library. I heard that a patch has been developed and
However, the drawback is, that currently only a simple stroke based font
can be used, which does not necessarily fit well with the surrounding text.
I, on the other hand, will make pre-composed glyphs and give them a ccmp
tag with their respective IDS sequence for the characters I know of and
which fit the purpose of my fonts.
Arne Götje (高盛華) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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