From: John Hudson (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Apr 29 2003 - 17:03:09 EDT
At 10:34 AM 4/29/2003, Marco Cimarosti wrote:
>BTW, you could NOT encode that with the precomposed "?" (U+0133 <ij
>ligature>), because two accents applied to a single base character would
>display on top of each other.
There are ways to do this in an OpenType font, but it is definitely easier
to do if you start from separate i and j characters, each followed by an
acute accent and which may be ligated or not during display, than from a
single ij character, which would need to be split into two glyphs, have the
acute accents contextually reordered, and then possibly recomposed as a
2-component ligature. The latter would require half a dozen lookups,
including contextual substitutions, to handle what could be done done with
one simple subsitution and one positioning lookup.
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