font-encoded hacks

From: Andrew Cunningham <>
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2016 13:11:32 +1100

Considering the mess that adhoc fonts create. What is the best way forward?

Zwekabin, Mon, Zawgyi, and Zawgyi-Tai and their ilk?

Most governemt translations I am seeing in Australia for Burmese are in
Zawgyi, while most of the Sgaw Karen tramslations are routinely in legacy
8-bit fonts.


On Friday, 7 October 2016, Ken Whistler <> wrote:
> By the way, the biggest ongoing problem we deal with here is the
continuing urge to proliferate font-encoded hacks for particular languages
and writing systems. The text interchange problems that such schemes pose
on an ongoing basis far far outweigh issues like what to do with a Shibuya
109 emoji, imo.

Andrew Cunningham
Received on Thu Oct 06 2016 - 21:12:14 CDT

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