Re: Why people still want to encode precomposed letters

From: Christopher Fynn (
Date: Wed Nov 26 2008 - 19:40:15 CST

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    verdy_p wrote:
    > I remain convinced that 'kerning' should concern all types of pair-specific position adjustment of anchors, i.e.
    > the difference of position between the default position indicated by a single glyph id alone, be it horizontal, or
    > vertical or both, and independatly of the type of anchor considered (for the horizontal advance width in a
    > horizontal layout of characters in horizontal orientation, or for any other types of anchors, including bounding
    > box definition anchors and caret positioning anchors for editing that may sometimes be within the bounding box).


    Please, whatever your convictions, let typographers, type designers,
    typesetters, and others who work intimately with type on a day to day
    basis define the meaning and scope of terms like 'kern'. Terms from that
    field of expertise should not be defined by what computer programmers,
    character encoding specialists and others think they should mean.

    - Chris

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