>I hope I'm not the only one who would like to know the answers
to these questions. I think Uniscribe will do a lot for the
cause of Unicode and multilinual software on Win32 once a few
of us figure out how to use it and deploy it and start
spreading the word.
No, you're not by any means the only one who would like to know
the answers to those questions. We've got more besides!
I'd summarise our questions as:
- What is the nature of the relationship between Uniscribe and
- Does USP10.DLL provide support for all of the capabilities of
OT? For example, OT allows language-specific rules to be
included. (Actually, "language" is not the real notion the
Typography folks have in mind, but it's an acceptable
simplification for purposes of this discussion.) Does USP10
support language-specific shaping behaviour?
- Does USP10.DLL support the 'required features' concept of OT
whereby a font can specify which rules *must* be obeyed for a
- Just how generic is the knowledge of script behaviour that's
in USP10.DLL? E.g. could I achieve rendering of Arabic or of
Devanagari using shaping behaviour that is different than those
behaviours MS provides for Arabic and Devanagari simply by
chaning the data in the OT font tables? I.e. just how
extensible is the Uniscribe/OT system?
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