From: David Starner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jan 04 2008 - 06:09:35 CST
On Jan 4, 2008 5:28 AM, Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven
> And what if you want to make available such historical documents using an
> electronic medium? The only option you have would be a scanned image (with all
> its pros and cons) or an incomplete text due to certain glyphs being replaced
> with non-equivalent ones.
Unicode doesn't deal in glyphs; it deals in characters. As someone
making such documents available, in cases like these, I have no
problem replacing the character with an equivalent one, of which there
are several choices. If you want to see the original typography, I've
got the scans. If it's a set of characters, that's more complex, and
if there's a bunch of documents printed using the characters, then it
would be useful to have the original characters encoded, but for just
one character in just one document, no. If you're picky about the
original character, use a private use code point.
You're asking to have a code point published, and fonts created that
covers your character, for an extremely limited use. That's expensive
and way out of proportion to the value of the character.
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