What is the relationship of the Unicode and the Computer Modern font family?
I have the impression, after browsing through wikipedia, that Unicode is not a font, but just an encoding, whereas CM has nothing to do with encoding, as it is a font - but I can quite put my finger on the difference.
Reading this, where it's said that "Computer Modern Unicode fonts", it seems that CM is encoded using Unicode. So I guess what I don't understand is, what it means to encode a font in something?
More generally, what are the steps that currently a glyph that we see has to go through from raw binary code to the image that we see?
Is it something like encoding -> (by something like an "Encoder" if that's the correct name) font -> (by a viewer) Image ?