Tag characters and in-line graphics (from Tag characters)

William_J_G Overington wjgo_10009 at btinternet.com
Sat May 30 04:22:34 CDT 2015

Responding to Leo Broukhis:

> A more common occurrence is the need to include a non-standard character in a text message, be it a ski piste symbol or an obscure CJK ideogram. Have you thought of  embedding TrueType in Unicode? 

Not congruently so, yet, in effect, yes, as I have considered including individual OpenType-compatible glyphs in a base character followed by tag characters format. OpenType is a development from TrueType that can achieve more than can TrueType on its own.

There is a little about this in the last two paragraphs of the following post.


There would need to be a few additions to make if work effectively: for example, a value for each of advance width, ascent maximum, descent maximum and fontunits per em.

William Overington

30 May 2015

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