New addition to the OpenType specification

From: John Hudson (
Date: Mon Dec 06 1999 - 15:08:52 EST

I'm forwarding this from the OpenType list, since it is probably of
interest to many people here. Apurva Joshi is the new project manager for

John Hudson


>From: Apurva Joshi <>
>To: "''" <>
>Subject: New addition to the OpenType specification
>Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999 09:24:39 -0800
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>OpenType enthusiasts,
>Specifications for creating and supporting OpenType fonts for Indic
>scripts have been added to our site. We hope it will be a helpful
>source for font developers to:
>(1). Learn how to encode complex script features in their fonts
>(2). Choose character sets, organize font information and
>(3). Use existing tools to produce Indic fonts.
>Registered features of Indic scripts have been defined and illustrated
>in this specification. Also, we hope to provide the download of the
>MANGAL font soon. This font illustrates just one of the different ways
>in which OpenType layout tables can be built for the Hindi language,
>which uses the Devanagari script. MANGAL has been designed with
>simple construction, for use as a sans serif UI font.
>Please find the specification at:
>We look forward to hearing your observations / feedback on the above.
>-Apurva Joshi

Tiro Typeworks
Vancouver, BC

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