[dev-context] enco-uc fixes

Adam Lindsay atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk
Mon Apr 25 22:27:54 CEST 2005


Hans Hagen said this at Mon, 25 Apr 2005 20:48:13 +0200:

>> In other news, would a TeX'n'Unicode encoding interest anyone?
>
>depends on what you mean;
>
>one thing i've been discussing with jacko is that we need an 
>as-many-chars-as-possible encoding; for instance, symbols like
\copyright are 
>used so seldon that they can be symbols and its slot can be used for
>something 
>more useuful

Yeah, I remember you mentioning it earlier. At the time, I was headed in
the opposite direction, looking for sparser encodings so LCDF typetools
(for .otf's) could insert alternates or ligatures into the empty slots.
That's what the basic idea is behind the TeX'n'Unicode: like texnansx,
get rid of the duplicates in the encoding. Unlike texnansx, it keeps the
glyphs to make it compatible with Unicode's 00-vector.

Anyway, I could take a look at the character-dense encoding, but it'll
help to know what your priorities are:
1) Do you want combining accents kept in?
2) Priority languages after western european? Central european, I'd
guess, but in what order?
3) The concept sounds sort of like EC encoding (in its relationship with
TS1), but with less of the backwards-compatibility "cruft". Should I take
that as a starting point, or work with texnansi?
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