Re: [NTLK] Greek Fonts 'n Unicode

From: Jochen Schäfer (
Date: Sun Jun 09 2002 - 11:57:32 EDT

On Sun, 9 Jun 2002 11:09:10 -0400, Sean Luke wrote:

>Daedalus Guy <> thus spoke:
>> Finally, I'm a bit hazy about the Unicode thing. I tried to understand
>> what Unicode actually is (in practical terms) by reading through the
>> materials provided by Apple's Font Group, but it's kind of like wading
>> through a paper on atomic physics--far too technical and detailed to be
>> of much use to me. I mean, I'm still not exactly sure what Unicode
>> is--is it a font encoding method? Is it for mapping characters to
>> keys? What I really need is a simple introduction as to what Unicode
>> is, and then **a detailed explanation of how to make a font using
>> it.** It looks like the PDF you provided might have some info on this.
>Unicode is a character encoding. What does this mean? The easiest way
>to explain it is to start with ASCII: ASCII is also a character
>encoding; it's how text symbols are stored inside a computer's memory
>(which is all numerical). ASCII assigns the numbers 0 through 127 to
>That's about the extent of my Mac font experience. Good luck!
Wow, Sean. That's a lot experience, I guess ;-)
Thanks for your little historical lesson.


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