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

From: Karljürgen Feuerherm (
Date: Tue Jul 29 2003 - 19:39:34 EDT

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    Could be done with Graphite also I think.

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "John Hudson" <>
    To: "Peter Kirk" <>
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    Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 6:44 PM
    Subject: Re: Back to Hebrew, was OT:darn'd fools

    > 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
    > >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
    > in glyph space, so their only connection to characters is via the font
    > table.
    > John Hudson
    > Tiro Typeworks
    > Vancouver, BC
    > The sight of James Cox from the BBC's World at One,
    > interviewing Robin Oakley, CNN's man in Europe,
    > surrounded by a scrum of furiously scribbling print
    > journalists will stand for some time as the apogee of
    > media cannibalism.
    > - Emma Brockes, at the EU summit

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