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Re: A Pictographic system that makes fonts obsolete

From:Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>
Date:Friday, December 12, 2003, 23:22
--- Florian Rivoal <Florian.Rivoal@...>


> > The word processor software would contain the > > dictionary that would translate from the arbitrary > > code (say "2476") to the glyph definition (say > > "CHmQV:GI:PvWxSM*").
> > What you describe here is precisely the way font > works. What you call a > dictionary is exactly a font.
<snip> Ah ha! Of course you are correct! Why didn't I see that? Oh well, I guess my system is for DESIGNING new glyphs, and a regular font system can be used to display them.
> After all, why do you think fonts are not > appropriate for > ideographic/pictographic writing systems?