From: John Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Oct 24 2002 - 12:46:54 EDT
At 06:47 AM 24-10-02, Otto Stolz wrote:
>David J. Perry had written:
>>An OpenType font that is smart enough to substitute a long s glyph at the
>>right spots is the much superior long-term solution.
>This will not work, cf. infra.
To be accurate, it works for display of English but not for German. The
British convention for using the long-s can be handled contextually,
because it does not need to consider whether the letter is occuring at the
beginning or end of a syllable. We've implemented this successfully in
OpenType fonts using the Historical Forms <hist> feature. German presents a
much more difficult problem.
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