From: John Cowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Apr 30 2004 - 00:04:47 EDT
Mark E. Shoulson scripsit:
> Besides, you have a better idea? :)
Double-encode the vowel marks. As things stand, two Unicode principles
are in conflict: combining characters come after their bases, and
natural-language text is encoded in phonetic order (with I think four
exceptions in Thai and four in Lao as a result of the typewriter-based
legacy standard). So create Quenya-mode vowel marks which are
combining, and separate Sindarin-mode vowel marks which are modifier
letters, but are rendered with the following character either by
ligaturing or by fiddling with the glyph width.
Fontologists, is the last idea feasible? Ligatures obviously work,
but involve a combinatorial explosion.
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