From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Tue Jun 01 2010 - 09:11:46 CDT

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    V. M. Kumaraswamy wrote:

    >> The Unicode Consortium is the publisher of The Unicode Standard as
    >> well as several other technical standards.
    > So Unicode Consortium publishes standards for fonts ?
    > The Unicode Standrad is for fonts that are used in different countries
    > ?

    No, Asmus did not say that the Unicode Standard is a font standard. It
    is not. It is a character standard, which is a different thing because
    the identity of a character is not the same as the images of that
    character as displayed in any given font.

    The Unicode Consortium publishes charts showing representative examples
    of what each character looks like, for purposes of identifying the
    characters. The exact images are not normative, nor are the fonts used
    to generate the charts.

    The Unicode Standard especially does not specify anything about "fonts
    that are used in different countries." Font vendors, or countries if
    they are the ones who dictate what fonts may be used, may choose any
    fonts they like.

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