Re: Putting the "World" back in WWW...

Gavin Nicol (
Tue, 4 Oct 1994 15:21:17 +0100

For multi-font technology, have a look at plan 9. I faced
a similar design issue when I designed MADO (a windowing system I'm
writing for VSTa). What I decided to do was to have a "map"
which maps ranges of characters from a font onto ranges of unicode codes.
This mapping can be specified at the user, and the system level,
and by taking locales into account, most han unification like
problems become a nuisance rather than a stumbling block.

Unicode isn't perfect, but it's a damned good