The Yiddish character combinations may now exist in the FBxx block, but
most fonts do not implement them all, unfortunately. The latest Microsoft
Hebrew fonts (for Windows 98 Hebrew, Windows NT 4.0 Hebrew, and
Windows 2000) mostly implement them all,
except none of them implement one necessary character:
FB1D (HEBREW LETTER YOD WITH HIRIQ), which is new in Unicode.
Of course, a very significant percentage of users, possibly the majority,
Hebrew Windows 95 or other, non-Windows OS's. So the practical reality
is that there would be no way for them to see the FBxx Hebrew characters
Still, I encourage font vendors for all systems to follow Microsoft and
Monotype's excellent example and fill out the missing FBxx Hebrew
character glyphs as soon as possible, preferrably yesterday!
----- Original Message -----
From: Jonathan Rosenne <email@example.com>
To: Unicode List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 18, 1999 1:49 AM
Subject: RE: bidi on Windows and Mac
> 1. All of these exist in the FBxx block.
> 2. They are not shaped. They are composed.
> 3. To clarify, none of the Hebrew ligatures are compulsory, they are
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Mark H. David [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Saturday, December 18, 1999 3:32 AM
> > To: Unicode List
> > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Re: bidi on Windows and Mac
> > > forms for Arabic for now, but then run into problems with other
> > > languages later if we continue to try to use Unicode as a glyph
> > > encoding. Actually, could you help me by giving specific examples of
> > > glyphs that are *not* in Unicode? E.g. compulsory/discretionary
> > > ligatures, shaped glyphs.
> > The Yiddish language requires 11 combinations. They are shown
> > on this page: http://www.uyip.org/combinations.html
> > Please don't go this route.
> > Thank you,
> > Mark David
> > Moderator, UYIP (Understanding Yiddish Information Processing)
> > http://www.uyip.org
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