Re: Proposal to add 2 Romanian characters

From: Raymond Mercier (
Date: Mon Apr 26 2004 - 16:51:36 EDT

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    John Hudson writes:

    > Forget dead keys. Dead keys are only useful if you can perform a character
    level mapping
    > to a precomposed character code. As such, it is a mechanism that is
    effectively useless
    > for composing sequences that need to be rendered as either dynamically
    > combinations (e.g. using OpenType GPOS mark attachment) or unencoded
    ligatures at the
    > glyph level (e.g. using OpenType GSUB many-to-one substitution). Rather
    than having an
    > 'acute dead key', it is better to simply have a combining acute key, and
    enter the sequence as
    > <Icircumflex, acute>

    This is new to me. Where do I learn more ?


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