Re: OpenType vs TrueType (was current version of unicode-font)

From: Antoine Leca (
Date: Sat Dec 04 2004 - 10:37:04 CST

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    Peter Constable écrivit:

    >> On Behalf Of Christopher Fynn
    >> If a Windows application needs to properly display Unicode text for
    >> languages such as Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Nepali, Sinhala, Arabic,
    >> Urdu and so on then it probably needs to support OpenType GSUB and
    >> GPOS lookups.
    > Not just "probably".

    Well, there are other rendering technologies than Uniscribe; and some of
    them even succeed at displaying complex scripts...

    For a contrived yet verifiable (OpenSource) example, let have a look at Eric
    Mader's LayoutEngine (in ICU) using Apple (GX) fonts with a Unicode cmap.
    And yes I am talking of something that can run on Windows.

    Chris is correct, as Uniscribe is the undiscuted leader in year 2004.


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