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Re: korea

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 14:17:40 +0200
Message-ID: <3933B163.FAC9AA36@w3.org>
To: ڷ <g9521002@cuth.cataegu.ac.kr>
CC: www-svg@w3.org


ڷ wrote:
> 
> sorry, I'm Korean.
> Korean is 'Hangul'.
> This use to SVG. how to? and I want papers about SVG. please.~~

The best paper to read is the specification: http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG

To put Korean characters into an SVG graphic, you need to use the correct
Unicode character values for Korean Hangul. These values start at 1100 (in
hex). They can be entered directly, using a Unicode-enabled editor and a
suitable input method, or (much more work, but handy for people without a
korean input method) they can be typed as numeric character references.

So for example character 1122 is HANGUL CHOSEONG PIEUP-SIOS-KIYEOK and you
would either type it directly, or use the entity reference &#x1122; If you
are typing directly, then UTF-8 or UTF-16 is the best character encoding to
use for the complete file (all conforming XML parsers will accept both
encodings)

All conformant SVG implementations will accept any Unicode character,
(since they are built on XML) and will attempt to display it, and will
allow the text to be selected, copied and pasted elsewhere. But they might
display the characters as 'missing glyph', a litle white square 9also known
as tofu).

To display those characters, there will also need to be a font with the
correct glyphs for them. This can be installed on the client stystem, or
downloaded over the Web (WebFonts). One format that can be used for a
downloaded font is SVG itself, which has the capability to store glyph
outlines.

So there are two parts to displaying Korean characters in an SVG file -
firstly, getting the correct characters into the file, and secondly, using
a font to make them display correctly.

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Chris
Received on Tuesday, 30 May 2000 08:17:48 GMT

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