From: James Kass (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Oct 31 2007 - 23:31:36 CST
>I hope that you are not wishing that I pass away any time soon.
May you live more than long enough to achieve any degree of
fame required to ensure that your personal character becomes
>Quoting John Jenkins:
>-"An IDS is *not* the same thing as encoding. It should be considered
>a better-than-nothing stop-gap until something appropriate comes along
>(either an encoded character or a registered variation sequence)".
>-"Using an IDS in running text is a hack."
>-Will not render correctly in most environments.
An IDS is *not* the same thing as an encoded character, yet it
represents a unique (in this case), standardly interchangeable
way to exchange the information desired. It is an interim
solution. IDS are used to describe unencoded characters
in running text and are intended to be used in running text
for this purpose. IDS *do* render correctly in most
environments because the rendering of each component in an
IDS separately is *one* correct way that IDS may be rendered.
"Ideographic Description Characters ... (snip) Ordinarily the
result would be a human readable description of a character,
perhaps one for which a font is not available. However, at least
some vendors are interested in automatic conversion of these
sequences into single ideographs."
>I suspect that any evidence that I can produce will not be sufficient
>for you. However, if you have any suggestions and it is within my
>ability, I can certainly try my best.
Unfortunately, a Google search for the string "⿵門龍" results
in all kinds of pages which have only the string "門龍", even
when the desired search string is entered in quotes. What this
means is that web usage of the string isn't easily checked.
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