Let me add that at this point the trigeminal site (cited below) does not use
WEFT for two reasons:
1) the pages were really two complex to be handled by the wizard, and
2) All of the important opentype features like reordering did not work
With each new version I try again, as I eventually hope to be able to use
a new book on internationalization in VB at
----- Original Message -----
From: "James Kass" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Unicode List" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, December 01, 2000 7:16 AM
Subject: Re: eot and pfr files
> Sreekanth Devarakonda wrote about options for displaying
> Indic scripts in web pages including Microsoft WEFT.
> The WEFT tool can embed certain fonts for web pages.
> As far as I know, in order to embed Indic Unicode :
> 1) An OpenType font with the necessary glyphs would have to be
> installed on your system and the font would have to have
> embedding enabled.
> 2) You would need an operating system which supports OpenType,
> such as Windows 2000.
> 3) The WEFT embedding tool would have to support OpenType, and
> I do not know if the current version supports OpenType yet.
> Since in your earlier letter you mentioned that your application must
> be ready in the very near future, perhaps you might consider embedding
> the Indic portions of your project using any of the many fine non-Unicode
> TrueType fonts available in order to meet your time limit, and converting
> the Indic portion to true Unicode format once support for Indic scripts
> becomes widely available.
> Briefly, OpenType allows glyph substitution, enabling the substitution
> of appropriate special letter-forms like conjuncts, half-forms, reduced
> forms, etc., for Unicode strings.
> You can test how well your system supports Unicode Indic script display
> by visiting sites like:
> Hope this helps.
> Best regards,
> James Kass
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "sreekant" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Unicode List" <email@example.com>
> Sent: Friday, December 01, 2000 4:24 AM
> Subject: eot and pfr files
> > hi all,
> > I had earlier posted a question on viewing the characters of different
> > languages on my browser(IE 5.0) and i have come to a conclusion that it
> > is possible through installing fonts on your browser but what if we have
> > to provide support for indian languages. My team mates say it is
> > possible by either buying a software that supports these fonts or by
> > writing eot files. But I am of the impression that eot files are taken
> > care of by the WEFT utility so what do I do? I am totally confused and
> > require guidance in this behalf.
> > bye,
> > Sreekanth Devarakonda
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