From: Karl Pentzlin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jun 07 2011 - 05:34:56 CDT
If you want to use special Unicode characters e.g. for linguistic work
(beyond common things like IPA), it is a fact that you need
special fonts which contain these characters.
Usually, you cannot expect to have them included in standard fonts
like Arial or Times New Roman.
However, a character, once selected, has to be displayed as the
"correct" character in all situations as long as the used font contains it
Otherwise, the character has a "multiple identity", which indicates an
erroneous unification of different abstract characters into a single
Font selection is a selection for a stylistic or aesthetic preference,
not a means to select a specific character.
(This is a generally applicable answer to an issue raised during
discussions at the ongoing SC2/WG2 meeting in Helsinki.)
- Karl Pentzlin
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Tue Jun 07 2011 - 05:38:43 CDT