From: James Kass (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Oct 12 2007 - 09:52:26 CDT
Andrew West wrote,
> ... Creating
>such graphics may not be "normal usage" but it is a valid and probably
>quite common usage, and I am glad that at least some fonts and
>software support such usages.
I'm glad, too.
And, creating such graphics may be one of the most common current
uses for VS characters.
This may change soon with the Adobe proposal to register literally
scads of "gaiji"* using variation sequences. (Note, Adobe already has
an architecture ("SING") for handling "gaiji".)
There may well be concern that users will actually employ such sequences.
And that, since so many existing fonts don't support them, those users
might just happen to see a visual indication that something isn't working.
Wouldn't that be a shame? If some think it would be (a shame), then the
current flurry of activity with respect to the display of unsupported
characters (and sequences) becomes understandable, if no less unsupportable.
* Note, the term "gaiji" appears to mean "personal or idiosyncratic
character" in Japanese. Something like that. (OK, it doesn't mean
that, exactly. Look it up.)
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