Re: Implementing Complex Unicode Scripts

From: jgo (
Date: Sun Feb 25 2001 - 19:26:22 EST

> The OpenType font format is supported; that means that the OS can read the
> files, do *basic* (i.e. 1:1) character-to-glyph mapping, and rasterize the
> glyph outlines. This is as much as is involved in supporting plain-vanilla
> TrueType fonts, only with additional possibilities for what formats are
> used in the font file. Doing complex character-to-glyph mapping involving
> the OpenType tables is another matter. My understanding is that the MacOS
> can do the former, but cannot yet do the latter.

Well, the Apple folks who should know are on the list, so let's ask them.

I'm also curious about the differences in 9, & X (Carbon & Cocoa).

John G. Otto Nisus Software, Engineering
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