Re: Draft Proposal to add Variation Sequences for Latin and Cyrillic letters

From: Karl Pentzlin (
Date: Tue Aug 03 2010 - 10:43:55 CDT

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    Am Dienstag, 3. August 2010 um 09:45 schrieb Michael Everson:

    ME> ... In particular the implications
    ME> for Serbian orthography would be most unwelcome.

    Which kind of implications do you refer to?
    The proposed variation sequences simply provide a more general access to
    typographic details, which now can be accomplished by more complicated
    means like implementing locale-specific glyph selection within a font,
    and relying on a higher-level protocol supplying the correct locale
    information. (Anyway, such means may stay in effect in parallel to
    the use of variation sequences.)

    One of the advantages of variation sequences is that the glyph
    selection is transparent to the user, instead of to be implemented in
    each font in a non-standardized way.

    - Karl Pentzlin

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