Re: Unicode & Shorthand?

From: D. Starner (
Date: Sun Sep 19 2004 - 13:43:49 CDT

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    Christopher Fynn writes:
    > One trouble is that OpenType shaping engines apply shaping features in a
    > script specific manner.

    Then OpenType is broken in this respect. Unicode constantly tells people
    that they will have to use better technology instead of Unicode adding

    > If someone wants to make an OpenType font for a complex shorthand script
    > then he must have a user community in mind since this is not a trivial
    > task.

    Because someone wants to make a font doesn't mean they will. And because
    someone does make a font, doesn't mean there's a user community for it;
    the world is littered with 'better' mousetraps that no one wanted.

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