[XeTeX] [OT] character encoding ideas [was: Re: Strange hyphenation with polyglossia in French]

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Thu Oct 21 13:57:20 CEST 2010

> Well, you are far better informed in these matters
> than am I, Jonathan (I am simply a well-meaning
> amateur) but I do not regard the number of planes
> required as a major stumbling factor : I am not
> for one second suggesting that a font encoded
> in my suggested encoding should have separate
> glyphs for distinct languages,

Yes, I realise this; the issue wouldn't be the number of glyphs in fonts, merely the vast number of planes to be defined and documented.

> only that the
> encoding /itself/ should not conflate (say)
> Vietnamese "d" with English "d" just because
> they have a similar shape.

What about British English "d" versus American English "d"? Would they be distinct?


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