Re: Unicode & Shorthand?

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Sat Sep 18 2004 - 22:39:55 CDT

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    From: "Christopher Fynn" <>
    > Philippe Verdy wrote:
    > <<
    >> It's not impossible to create a rendering system for such stenographic
    >> system, however the general layout is more complex than with traditional
    >> alphabets, because the layout of characters is highly dependant of the
    >> context of previous letters, and the system includes glyphic differences
    >> for initial, medial and final forms, and special joining rules that alter
    >> the glyph form, >>
    > Sounds a bit like Arabic...

    Not really, because the actual rendering is bidimensionnal, not linear. It's
    difficult to predict the line height, as the baseline changes according to
    the context of previous characters in the word, and its writing direction
    (forward or backward).

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