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From Vincent Hennebert <vhenneb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r722108 - /xmlgraphics/commons/trunk/src/java/org/apache/xmlgraphics/fonts/Glyphs.java
Date Wed, 03 Dec 2008 10:48:40 GMT
Jeremias Maerki wrote:
> On 02.12.2008 18:40:21 Vincent Hennebert wrote:
>> (example: with {"zero", "zerooldstyle"} zero is added as a fall-back for
>> zerooldstyle and vice-versa). I’m not sure this is very useful anyway:
>> the usage of the method shows that the first glyph is a ‘common’ one,
>> likely to be found in any font.
> Bad luck, Vincent, as exactly these alternatives groups have been
> introduced for a font which did not contain "zero", only "zerooldstyle".
> http://markmail.org/message/koi5m2pfsrf32ud3

Hmmm. Sh*t ;-)

>> Plus, while it makes sense to replace
>> minus-sign with hyphen-minus when minus-sign is not available, the other
>> way around is not acceptable. Anyway, since in practice this will
>> probably never happen, the whole thing can probably be simplified.
> Not acceptable under whose authority? You're stating your opinion.

Under the authority of the Unicode standard as I understand it. In some
cases hyphen-minus may be interpreted as a minus sign (section 6.2,
“General Punctuation”), but the opposite appears nowhere.

> Hey, this is just a mechanism that tries to get a reasonable result if a
> glyph in a font is missing. If someone is not happy with the result,
> he's free to use a different font.



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