From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jun 01 2010 - 09:11:46 CDT
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.
-- Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | http://www.ewellic.org RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14 | ietf-languages @ http://is.gd/2kf0s
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