>Does this mean that Windows' OpenType layout services does
support language system (even if MS are not currently making
use of this in Office etc. applications)?
>The OpenType spec says e.g. for GSUB (glyph substitution)
>1 Locate the current script in the GSUB ScriptList table.
>2 If the language system is known, search the script for the
correct LangSys table; otherwise, use the script's default
language system (DefaultLangSys table).
>3 The LangSys table provides index numbers into the GSUB
FeatureList table to access a required feature and a number
of additional features.
>Do MS applications that use OT currently bypass (2) and just
go straight to the default language system for any given
My understanding is that Uniscribe *currently* does this (but I
expect that will change).
>(Text in word Word at least has a language attribute so
presumably that application "knows" the language system.)
Currently, Word only uses this for selecting proofing tools.
>I've been trying to build OT fonts based on the assumption
that applications will use the LangSys table. Am I wasting my
No, I pray not! I doubt you're alone on this.
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