From: Karljürgen Feuerherm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jul 29 2003 - 19:39:34 EDT
Could be done with Graphite also I think.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Hudson" <email@example.com>
To: "Peter Kirk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
> John Hudson
> Tiro Typeworks www.tiro.com
> Vancouver, BC email@example.com
> 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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