From: John Hudson (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jul 31 2003 - 15:00:55 EDT
At 01:32 PM 7/30/2003, Michael Everson wrote:
>A picture speaks a thousand words.
Here is a picture. These are the last three words of Genesis 3:14, as
rendered by v1.04 (unreleased) of the SBL Hebrew font. In the first word,
the holam is encoded before the vav, and so is positioned on the right side
(actually, a ligature glyph is substituted in this case, although most of
the other marks you see are dynamically positioned); a series of contextual
rules prevent the holam from being applied to the dalet in this case. In
the second word, the holam is encoded after the vav, and so is positioned
on the left.
I'm going to release a beta version of this generation of the SBL Hebrew
font shortly, because we need to test the contextual lookups against every
instance in which this display of holam_vav is desired.
Note that I'm fully anticipating that some of the solutions we've provided
in the SBL Hebrew font will be changed and the font and documents updated.
We're resigned to this. It is my hope that the SBL Hebrew font will
contribute to the discussion and search for better and standard solutions,
as it seems to be. There's nothing like an imminent release of software to
get people talking.
Tiro Typeworks www.tiro.com
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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
- Emma Brockes, at the EU summit
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