From: Deborah Goldsmith (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Feb 03 2003 - 13:58:08 EST
For information on how this is handled on Mac OS, please see:
Manager, Fonts & Unicode
Apple Computer, Inc.
On Friday, January 31, 2003, at 11:03 AM, John Hudson wrote:
> On Windows, the shaping engines for complex scripts are part of
> Uniscribe (usp10.dll) and make use of OpenType font technology. An
> Arabic OpenType font will contain layout features for Initial <init>,
> Medial <medi> and Final <fini> substitutions (and possibly Isolated
> <isol>, e.g. to handle contextual variation of the letter heh).
> Uniscribe analyses strings of Arabic text, keeps track of the position
> of letters and their neighbours, and implements the appropriate layout
> feature for each letter.
> For more information, see
> and the MS Arabic font specification at
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