Re: Greek characters in IPA usage

From: David Starner (
Date: Mon Aug 17 2009 - 11:54:42 CDT

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    2009/8/17 John H. Jenkins <>:
    > 在 Aug 15, 2009 8:24 AM 時, Julian Bradfield 寫到:
    >> However, there is no way the core font system can ever handle
    >> variation selectors - it just doesn't have the mechanism. It would
    >> have to be hacked in at the application library level using PUA
    >> character positions in the font; which would have to be agreed outwith
    >> Unicode, implemented in libraries, etc. etc.
    > The current version of the OpenType spec provides for support of variation
    > selectors at the font level.

    The statement was about the X11 core font system. I'm not sure I buy
    that it's worth Unicode worrying about; it has no support for complex
    script shaping, for one.

    Kie ekzistas vivo, ekzistas espero.

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