Re: Fonts for RTL scripts

From: Valeriy E. Ushakov (
Date: Mon Feb 07 2000 - 18:57:07 EST

On Mon, Feb 07, 2000 at 03:26:15PM -0800, Rick McGowan wrote:

> 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.

It's not that I have any preferences here, but the choice of WX sign
implies different processing models, as you correctly point out -
hence my question.

SY, Uwe

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