Re: letters with palatal hook

From: John Hudson (
Date: Wed Apr 02 2003 - 01:27:08 EST

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    At 09:07 PM 4/1/2003, wrote:

    >On a few occasions in the past there has been discussion of typeforms
    >involving a base character modified by some appendage that is connected,
    >and it has been commented that generally it is preferable for these to be
    >encoded as atomic characters rather than as base + combining mark

    I can't see any advantage to such atomic encoding in a modern text
    processing environment with smart font support. It is easy enough to map
    e.g. b + palatal hook to a ligature using a glyph composition feature.

    John Hudson

    Tiro Typeworks
    Vancouver, BC

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