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Re: glyph selection for Unicode in browsers

From: <jameskass@att.net>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 05:27:22 +0000
To: Tex Texin <tex@i18nGuy.com>
Cc: WWW International <www-international@w3.org>, Unicoders <unicode@unicode.org>
Message-Id: <20020927052744.VYT8019.mtiwmhc13.worldnet.att.net@mtiwebc36>

Tex Texin wrote,

> James, thanks as always for your reply.
> The 65K limit is ugly...

Thank you, Tex, for this fascinating thread.

Don't despair.  As Peter Constable has pointed out, the infrastructure
for having browsers support language tags is already present.  He has
also provided a great outline/overview of just what is required.

IMO, we are close to many improvements in this regard.  Paul Nelson of
the Microsoft Typography Group is doing a tremendous job with respect
to OpenType technology and the Uniscribe engine.  Other platforms are
also making great strides forward.

Once the font specs for all this are set and fonts are released with
the necessary coverage and the shaping engines can access all of this,
the browsers are sure to quickly add support, too.  It's all somewhat
interrelated.

Unicode is the best way to go, because Unicode is all about character
encoding.  Shucks, I guess I don't have to tell you about the
benefits of Unicode, eh?

Best regards,

James Kass.
Received on Friday, 27 September 2002 01:28:15 GMT

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