[dev-context] Re: Dense Encoding - Comments wanted

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sun Aug 21 18:22:26 CEST 2005


Adam Lindsay wrote:

>Correct, at least according to the original brief I was given, which I
>interpreted as: letters only, plus punctuation that comes in a normal
>text flow that is likely to be a participant in kerns and/or ligatures.
>So, no math or currency symbols (I can't remember why I put \equal back
>in there, so it's out again) as they can be treated as symbols and
>called within other fonts. 
>  
>
there is no reason to make them active; in the worst case we can 
preprocess to $=$ or &equal;

>It's up to you all to tell me the drawbacks of making these characters
>active, however...
>  
>
if possible, no active chars below 127

Hans

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