Character sequences in OpenType -- was Re: Saudi-Arabian Copyright sign

From: Adam Twardoch (
Date: Mon Sep 20 2004 - 03:42:56 CDT

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    From: "D. Starner" <>

    > It's a simple combining character. Even if you can't do arbitrary circles
    > around characters, you can take one character sequence and map it to the
    > glyph in a font. Systems that can't do even that need to be fixed.

    FYI: I have written a simple tutorial showing how this can be done in
    OpenType for Yoruba characters (Latin characters that use several diacritics
    and do not exist in precomposed form). The tutorial is for FontLab but the
    principle applies to any OpenType font development application:

    I would appreciate comments on the validity of the statements I made there.

    Adam Twardoch |
      Fontlab Ltd. (scripting products & marketing manager) (typographic consultant)
      Linotype Library (font production consultant)
    A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.

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