Re: Back to Hebrew, was OT:darn'd fools

From: John Hudson (
Date: Tue Jul 29 2003 - 18:44:32 EDT

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    At 03:33 PM 7/29/2003, Peter Kirk wrote:

    >>Fonts don't get that clever.
    >Probably not. Do they have any option to set a flag like "the last
    >character was a vowel" which can then be tested when the next character is
    >painted? If so there is a chance of detecting this efficiently without
    >having to be too clever.

    This couldn't be done in a font, but could be done in a rendering engine
    like Uniscribe, which keeps track of characters. Font lookups work entirely
    in glyph space, so their only connection to characters is via the font cmap

    John Hudson

    Tiro Typeworks
    Vancouver, BC

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