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Re: [WMASTERS] Re: glyph choices for font encoding-version 1.2

For starters, beyond the copyright symbol etc. we need quotation marks
("inverted commas"), apostrophe, colon, semicolon, question mark,
exclamation point, period (full stop), comma.  Again, in the WNTamil font
we made the mistake of using up the slots for these, partly because the
person who assigned them knew mainly devanagari, which doesn't use English
(western-language) punctuation marks.  

H. Schiffman

On Wed, 10 Sep 1997, Leong Kok Yong wrote:

> On Tue, 9 Sep 1997 nagu@ncms1.cb.lucent.com wrote:
> > > Just a few quick responses to the points you raised:
> > > i) The suggestions to include the copyright and registered mark signs
> > > came from Mr. Leong Kok Yong of IRDU unit, NUS, Singapore.
> > > Prof. Schiffman pointed out that if we add a few of these special
> > > characters, it would avoid unnecessary changing the font back 
> > > and forth.
> > 
> > I accept the need for them. Thats the main reason I am asking for
> > leaving them empty (Not occupying them with some other letter).
> > Leaving them empty gives the chance for others to put their own
> > special characters.
> If you need other symbols to be represented, it needs to goto their
> respective places in ISO-8859-1 (ASCII). By putting other symbol in the
> place where the copyright sign is known to the whole world as code point
> 169 in ASCII, web pages (or rather most English web pages) with copyright
> sign will be replaced by the symbol you substituted in its place.
> Just wondering what other symbols do you have in mind?
> We can discuss them on the lists.

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