Fonts for RTL scripts

From: Valeriy E. Ushakov (
Date: Mon Feb 07 2000 - 18:20:52 EST

PostScript fonts can have arbitrary WX/WY values, but it seems that
all current Hebrew fonts use positive WX. Thus an application have to
perform the reversal of the string and starts emiting it (logically)
backwards from the leftmost point.

(The other possibility is, of course, fonts with negative WX so that
application can start from the right and emit string in the logical

My question is if using positive WX fonts for RTL scripts is the
status quo and that this practice is unlikely to be changed.

Thank you.

SY, Uwe

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