From: John Hudson (email@example.com)
Date: Mon May 26 2003 - 13:47:49 EDT
At 08:58 AM 5/26/2003, Peter_Constable@sil.org wrote:
> > I don't agree, most GSUB tables found in OpenType fonts use PUA
> > codepoints to remap standard Unicode characters to sequences of
> > glyphs
>Insofar as GSUB tables are processing glyph identifiers and not characters,
>this is simply not true. The fact that those fonts may happen to have the
>glyphs in question mapped from PUA codepoints in the cmap table is
>coincidental, and IMO not best practice.
Adobe used PUA for otherwise unencoded glyph variants in their initial OT
fonts. They have since ceased this practice and are paddling as fast as
they can in the opposite direction.
Tiro Typeworks www.tiro.com
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