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Re: Displaying Chinese characters: some of them becomes to a block

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2006 10:31:03 +0900
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To: Peter Kerr <p.kerr@auckland.ac.nz>, christopher@cechinatrans.demon.co.uk
Cc: www-amaya <www-amaya@w3.org>, <liu.yan@china-motion.com>

At 04:40 06/12/06, Peter Kerr wrote:
>
>On 6/12/2006, at 5:03 AM, Christopher Evans wrote:
>
>>
>> The characters Mr Liu mentions and a number of others are in the  
>> standard Chinese GB18030-compatible fonts supplied with Chinese and  
>> English Windows XP. Is there a way to link into them?
>>
>
>Amaya will try to follow w3c and Unicode standards.
>How does GB18030, and MSWindowsXP map to this?

Windows XP will use Unicode internally for accessing the
glyphs in the fonts, at least as long as they are TrueType
or OpenType fonts. Actually, fonts were one of the first
technologies where Unicode was introduced in Windows,
as early as Windows 3.0. Saying that the fonts are
GB18030-compatible may refer to specific glyph shapes
(as preferred in China), it may refer to the coverage
(the font contains glyphs for all characters in GB18030),
or it may just be a marketing label.

Btw, what's the name of the font?

Regards,    Martin.



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