ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 N 1481
DATE: 2010-09-05
 

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34
Document Description and Processing Languages
Secretariat: Japan (JISC)

DOC. TYPE Liaison Organization Contribution
TITLE Liaison statement from SC 2/WG 2 to SC 34/WG 2 on ISO/IEC 10646:2003/FPDAM 8 [Response to SC 34 N 1401]
SOURCE SC 2
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STATUS This document is forwarded to SC 34/WG 2.
ACTION ID FYI
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DISTRIBUTION P, O and L Members of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 ; ISO/IEC JTC 1 Secretariat; ISO/IEC ITTF
ACCESS LEVEL Def
ISSUE NO. 161
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Liaison statement from SC 2/WG 2 to SC 34/WG 2 on ISO/IEC 10646:2003/FPDAM 8 [Response to SC 34 N 1401]

Graphic symbols are to be regarded as typical visual representations of the corresponding graphic characters. This International Standard does not attempt to prescribe the exact shape or colour of each character. The shape is affected by the design of the font or other representation method employed, which is out of scope. Although the representative glyphs in this International Standard are consistently presented in black and white, it does not prevent implementations from using graphic symbols with some specific colour or even with multiple colours, fully or partly animated graphics, or both. When characters are typically associated with a particular colour, conventions of European heraldry are used to represent those colours in monochromatic line drawings in the code charts. Furthermore, the usage of ‘BLACK’ and ‘WHITE’ in character names does not imply a specific colour. It is simply a distinction between a filled character and an outline character.