IDC's versus Egyptian format controls
James Kass via Unicode
unicode at unicode.org
Fri Feb 16 17:25:22 CST 2018
Richard Wordingham wrote,
> And doing it reasonably well could be a lot of work.
> However, I don't see any good reason to discourage
> fonts from doing it by default, which is what is now
> being proposed.
Some people studying Han characters use the IDCs to illustrate the
ideographs and their components for various purposes. For example:
It would be probably be disconcerting if the display of those
sequences changed into their respective characters overnight. Such
usage might be limited to scholars and students, and a desire for
default composition might outweigh scholarly concerns, but IMHO to say
that 'doing it reasonably well at the font level would be a lot of
work' is a vast understatement.
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