RE: RE: Is it a font or an encoding?

From: Randy Williams (
Date: Wed Sep 10 1997 - 16:11:12 EDT


  Thanks for the reply. I tend to agree with you.
However, I would like to understand what you mean
by the fact that it is a new encoding but not a new code set.
What is the difference? I understand that you can have
a single character set (assume what you mean by code set)
that can have the characters coded (code position) differently
to create multiple encodings. But if you change the characters
in the set then it will change the encoding.

  Thanks for helping me understand this better.


>From: Michael Kung <>[]
>Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 1997 4:07 AM
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>Subject: Re: RE: Is it a font or an encoding?
><<Message: RE: Is it a font or an encoding?>>
>In reality, you create a new 'character set' to be used only in font domain.
>It is a new 'encoding'. But it is not a new code set.
>Michael Kung
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