Re: Single Unicode Font

From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (
Date: Wed May 23 2001 - 09:52:38 EDT

From: "Graham Asher" <>

> But I guess this is obvious. I just wanted to chime in with the view that
> single Unicode Font would be useful, and a whole lot better than some
> people suggest.
> As an implementer of rasterizers and text layout systems I can also state
> that the problem of baseline versus centre-line writing systems can be
> handled well algorithmically.

This is one of those issues that cannot really be resolved to everyone's
satisfaction, though. Because one person's "reasonable" or "handled well" is
another person's "flipping nightmare" or "offense against typography

The fact is that these fonts do exist, so the almost religious arguments
about whether they should can likely be laid aside. There are interesting
technical challenges and there are many cases if one looks at the whole of
Unicode where the solutions are not as easy as are being claimed.


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