Patent Number: 7,786,994

Title: Determination of unicode points from glyph elements

Abstract: Systems, methods, and/or techniques ("tools") for determining Unicode points from glyph elements are provided. The tools may receive indications of commands that relate to text containing glyphs. Responding to the commands, the tools may convert the glyphs to corresponding Unicode representations. The tools may also provide glyph substitution tables that include Unicode fields for storing Unicode representations of characters, along with first and second glyph fields for storing glyphs of the characters. The glyph substitution tables may include links pointing from the second glyph fields to the first glyph fields, and may also include links pointing from the first glyph fields to the Unicode fields. Finally, the tools may provide character mapping tables that include Unicode fields for storing Unicode representations of characters. The character mapping tables may also include glyph fields for storing glyphs of the characters, and may include links pointing from the glyph fields to the Unicode fields.

Inventors: Gurcan; Ahmet (Mercer Island, WA), Leese; Eric (Seattle, WA), Sedky; Khaled (Sammamish, WA), Kerr; Clifton (Edmonds, WA)

Assignee: Microsoft Corporation

International Classification: G06T 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018