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Kuraw and Unicode (was Re: It's up)

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Saturday, October 11, 2003, 5:05
On 9 Oct 2003 at 20:22, Barry Garcia wrote:

> As promised i scanned in the copy of the calligraphy i did for Kuraw.
And very impressive it is, too. Since I'm back on the scene again, I'll offer to make a TTF, although I can't see how it would be easy to map your glyphs into the 8-bit Windows ANSI character space. It would probably be trivial to map it onto the Devanagari code points in Unicode, but I don't have the ability to do that. The TTF/OpenType spec is out there, though, so it ought to be feasible for one to make a program that "renumbers" glyphs to any given code point. IIRC, the actual position of the data within the file wouldn't need to change, as Unicode numbers are matched to physical glyph numbers via some kind of pointer-to-a-pointer mechanism. Maybe that's a project to put on my "long term" "to do" list. Speaking of things Unicode, does anybody in the know, know whether Sumerian is (planned for inclusion) in Unicode? I assume it could be included in very much the same way as Chinese, i.e. in some kind of stroke-type count order. Since other exinct languages are in there (e.g. Gothic) and since Sumerian is still very much a field of ongoing study, I'm sure it would make a valid candidate. Paul


John Cowan <cowan@...>Sumerian and Unicode (was: Kuraw and Unicode)