Re: Fonts for RTL scripts

From: Rick McGowan (
Date: Mon Feb 07 2000 - 18:35:50 EST

Uwe said:

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

My opinion on the matter is that use of negative WX offsets is a mistake
because it means you have to jump through hoops at the very lowest levels.
Once you've done the BIDI resolutions, etc., it makes sense to treat all of
the glyphs as having positive WX. All you're going to do is measure and
blast them onto the medium... makes sense to do it without having to chop up
the runs yet again and measure in two directions.



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