From: Mark Davis (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jul 17 2008 - 18:01:12 CDT
On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 3:19 PM, David Starner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 5:05 PM, Jonathan Woodburn <email@example.com>
> > Admittedly, Chinese is a huge character set, however, the font is still
> > aimed at a low memory footprint.
> What's a low memory footprint for you? You can fit about any
> Latin-Greek-Cyrillic font on the market in a fraction of the space of
> a small Chinese font. The question is why it's worth stressing about a
> minimal fragment of the Latin characters, especially as even if you're
> just doing English, someone is going to mention Dvořák or the like at
> some point.
> > However, I'm getting the impression that
> > perhaps my understanding of Unicode is misinformed (or simply
> > Is every character not found in a common table for every language (i.e.
> > Latin characters + foreign language accents + Cyrillic + chinese,
> That's one way to describe it.
> > If this is
> > an exhaustive list, it will be a little tedious to read the HTML Source,
> > will certainly work. :)
> It's not an exhaustive list; note that it doesn't include ô, ö, or é
> in the English column. Even if you dismiss rôle and coöperate as
> archaic, café is still fairly common.
CLDR distinguishes two sets of characters for each language, a main set and
an auxiliary set. é is in the auxiliary set for English. Much more detail on
this in UTS#35.
> > 1. Are all characters for every language found in a single Unicode
> > definition so that U+XXXX can express any character?
> Yes and no. You need to support combining characters for some
> languages, though none of the languages you're looking at.
> > 2. Would it be necessary to create individual fonts for particular
> > (non-coexisting) languages?
> Again, yes and no. Your languages are fine, but fine typography will
> set the accent in Polish and French differently, and Russian and
> Serbian italics use a different form for one of the letters, etc.
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