Note about CGJ in current MS implementation

From: John Hudson (
Date: Wed Aug 13 2003 - 22:27:28 EDT

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    A note for those interested in how CGJ may be used in font lookups:

    In the current MS implementation (Office 2002, Wordpad, etc.) if CGJ is
    inserted immediately after a space character it breaks RTL directionality.
    So for the time being at least, any use of CGJ to affect rendering in
    Biblical Hebrew (where it is really proving very useful in a variety of
    ways) requires that CGJ always be preceded by something other than space.

    John Hudson

    Tiro Typeworks
    Vancouver, BC

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