RE: [OpenType] Proposal: Ligatures w/ ZWJ in OpenType

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Tue Jul 09 2002 - 13:33:15 EDT

At 09:23 AM 7/9/02 -0700, John Hudson wrote:
>It seems to me that what German typesetting needs is a way to link
>dictionary support to layout features, so that this stuff can be handled
>automatically. I'm not a programmer, so I can't imagine how difficult this
>is going to be.

in that sense the ZWJ/ZWNJ would be like the SHY. You could have an
automatic dictionary that sits above the rendering process insert ZWNJ. Or
you could have this as part of the rendering process (transparently) and
then the users would need only to insert ZWNJ where the dictionary failed.


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