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Re: Unicode and math symbols
On Sun, 2 Mar 1997, Berthold K.P. Horn wrote:
> The correct solution is to not have the system do the conversion
> between character codepoints and glyph indices, but to leave that
> to the font (which should know best). Quickdraw GX (from Apple) and
> TrueType open are approaches to this, although I would prefer
> it if the knowledge of the font about the mapping were available
> as methods (in the OO sense) and not just as tables.
> I don't agree with this. GX hides under hood much of what a
> typesetting application needs to know about (such as ligatures).
> The main idea behind GX is to add some apparent typesetting capabilities
> to dumb appications. Useless for TeX.
I just said that GX and TT Open are going in the right direction.
But I agree that they don't go far enough. I already say what
I think is needed, see my other mail for more details about this.