Re: Precomposed Glyphs (was Re: Saudi-Arabian Copyright sign )

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Fri Sep 24 2004 - 17:50:08 CDT

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    On 24/09/2004 17:59, Mike Ayers wrote:

    > ...
    > I should also point out that Peter, like many advocates of
    > glyph composition, seems to believe that this would be an easier
    > path. This would probably be true in the end, but along the way is
    > much, much more work. Ironically, part of that work would probably
    > include assemblage of the very database of precomposed glyphs that he
    > argued against - so that the data for composition of each individual
    > composed glyph (deformation, position, magnification, etc.) can be
    > generated and checked. Yes, it would be a monumental achievement, but
    > a pretty cool one, all said and done.
    I should point out in return that I am not advocating glyph composition
    for CJK-type scripts, but for scripts like Hebrew in which fairly simple
    positioning rules can be used, rules which have already been
    successfully implemented in OpenType fonts like SBL Hebrew.

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)

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