Re: ZWJ and Latin Ligatures

From: John Cowan (
Date: Tue Jul 02 2002 - 13:39:16 EDT

John H. Jenkins scripsit:

> 1) If you map directly from multiple characters to a single glyph, you don'
> t have to include glyphs in your font for all the "pieces" if they're
> never supposed to appear by themselves. As an extreme example, if I
> implemented astral character support via ligating surrogate pairs, I'd
> need to include glyphs for the unpaired surrogates.

More precisely, you need to have glyph *indexes* that are never mapped
to glyphs. The actual outlines themselves don't need to exist, AFAIK.

John Cowan 
To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.  There are
no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language that
they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful. --The Hobbit

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