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Glyph and Typesetting Workshop

We are very glad to finish the workshop successfully.

We had very in interesting and exciting lectures and discussions about both technical and philosophical sides about characters, writing systems and character presentation technologies.

We thank speakers and participants.

Dates

28 Nov 2003 (Fri) --- 29 Nov (Sat)

Meeting Place

Kyoto International Community House

Program (presentation data)

28 Nov (Fri)

Opening

(10:00 〜 )

Character and Glyph issues

(10:10 〜 11:50)

Ken'ichi Handa, Satoru Tomura, Mikiko Nishikimi, Naoto Takahashi "Font Layout Table -- Flexible font handling in the m17n library --"

presentation data
[PNG files]
paper
[PS] [PDF]

Shigeki Moro Surface or Essence: Beyond the Coded Character Set Model

presentation data
[PDF]
paper
[PS] [PDF]

Lunch

(11:50 〜 13:20) (13:20 〜 14:50)

Typesetting Systems (1)

(10:10 〜 11:50)

Chris Rowley What is text?

paper [PS] [PDF]

John Plaice Context-dependent typesetting

paper [PS] [PDF]

Typesetting Systems (2)

(15:00 〜 16:20)

Yannis Haralambous (Computer Science Department, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications de Bretagne) Using OpenType-based Fonts with Omega

The time has come for Omega to break its bounds with TFM/VF fonts and move forward to font formats of the real world. Our choice of candidate of font format for Omega is the OpenType font format. In this talk we start by describing the four-step process of switching to OpenType. Then we compare the information contained in TFM/VF with the one of these fonts, and comment the necessary conversion of TeX/Omega fonts into the new format. Finally, we give the complete list of TrueType and OpenType tables and discuss their possible interest and modality of use, in the Omega context. This part of the talk may eventually leed to a discussion on the evolution of Omega in the forthcoming years.
paper [PS] [PDF]

Toru Tomabechi (Research Fellow, University of Lausanne), Izumi Miyazaki (Kyoto University) Current status of the Ω/CHISE system, a typesetting framework based on the character information service

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[PDF]
paper [PS] [PDF]

Presentation Systems

(16:30 〜 17:50)

Kouichirou Eto Implementation of Character Set Definition System based on Bazaar Model

paper [PS] [PDF]

Kiyonori NAGASAKI Displaying Multi-script Data on the Web

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[PDF]
paper [PS] [PDF]

29 Nov (Sat)

Automatic Glyph Generating Systems

(10:00 〜 12:00)

Yap Cheah Shen Chinese Glyph Generator based on varible length encoding schema -- a system which allows any variants, newly invented characters to be input, displayed and retrieved

presentation data
[HTML]; [PowerPoint]; (Demo: [PNG])
paper [PS] [PDF]

Tom Bishop CJKV Character Description Language

It's about a language (an XML application) for describing the components and strokes of CJKV characters, and their positions, at a level of specificity that can distinguish variants that are unified in Unicode, and also enable displaying characters that currently don't exist in any standard character set.
paper
[PS] [PDF]

Koichi KAMICHI KAGE - An Automatic Glyph Generating Engine For Large Character Code Set

presentation data
[PDF]
paper [PS] [PDF]

Lunch

(12:00 〜 13:30)

Glyph and Font issue

(13:30 〜 14:50)

Tereza and Yannis Haralambous: Characters, Glyphs and Beyond

The distinction between characters and glyphs is a fundamental issue of computing. This talk aims in giving a new definition of these notions. We first review and comment the definitions given in various standards. Then we give and explain our own definitions. We consider that the Unicode character model is lacunary and formulate a proposal for adding supplementary information and obtaining thus rich Unicode characters. We illustrate our arguments with many examples, taken from various writing systems.
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[PS] [PDF]

Kazuhiko, KANOU Hiroki Open development of open font --- Revaluation and application of Wada-lab Font Kit

paper [PS] [PDF]

Free Discussions (BOF)

(15:00 〜 16:00)


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