Re: Implementing Complex Unicode Scripts

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Tue Feb 20 2001 - 10:55:59 EST

At 4:21 AM -0800 2/20/01, Charlie Jolly wrote:
>Do fonts have to tie themselves to a script engine. Will an Opentype font
>for lets say Hindi such as MS Mangal work on an Apple OS or Linux? Or is
>this font tied to Uniscribe? If this is correct then shouldn't there be a
>better solution?

Both OT and ATSUI require special tables in a font for it to work
correctly with complex scripts. Since the special tables are
different for the two technologies, in order for a font to work with
both systems it needs both sets of extra tables.

John H. Jenkins

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