From: Baiju M (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Sep 28 2002 - 11:05:03 EDT
Can anyone clarify this one:
In Microsoft page here :
says Malayalam chillu glyphs are formed when inputting
(consonant)+(virama). Can I use another formation for chillus, I
want to use (consonant)+(virama)+(ZWJ) any problem?
And any problem, If I am am giving ligature formation in this
in OpenType tables?
--- firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Quoting Peter_Constable@sil.org:
> > Actually, my point was specifically that *part* of the
> infrastructure is
> > already present, at least in OpenType, but not *all*, either
> in OpenType
> > (meaning of "language" in the OT spec needs to be clarified,
> > relationships between these tags and the "language" tags
> used for data e.g.
> > RFC 3066, need to be resolved)...
> 'Language system' (not 'language') in the OpenType
> specification actually means
> *writing* system, i.e. a particular set of
> orthographic/typographic conventions
> associated with the use of a particular script. 'Language
> system' is a
> misnomer -- an historical artifact of the incomplete
> understanding of the
> format's original designers --, and it has caused all sorts of
> especially among people who assume that the OT 'language
> system' tags must have
> some relationship to things like NLS tags. There is no
> necessary relationship
> and, indeed, it is possible to conceive of a user wanting to
> apply, for
> instance, the typographic conventions of German to a language
> other than German.
> I've suggested to Microsoft and Adobe that the term used in
> the spec should be
> changed, or at least annotated.
> John Hudson
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