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   Re: [xml-dev] Character Entities: An XML Core WG View

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Rick Jelliffe scripsit:

> Very few fonts have all the characters of Unicode.  Probably no font
> has all the characters of Unicode 3.2!    

AFAIK all font technologies except FIGlet have a maximum of 65535 glyphs,
which is not nearly enough.

> The only approach that I have seen that makes sense is to build in
> a fixed standard set of characters into XML, with known mappings.

It's a lot of bulk to carry around, and where do you stop?

John Cowan      http://www.ccil.org/~cowan      jcowan@reutershealth.com
Be yourself.  Especially do not feign a working knowledge of RDF where
no such knowledge exists.  Neither be cynical about RELAX NG; for in
the face of all aridity and disenchantment in the world of markup,
James Clark is as perennial as the grass.  --DeXiderata, Sean McGrath


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