From: John Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Dec 04 2004 - 14:15:00 CST
Antoine Leca wrote:
>>>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
>>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.
I think Peter's point was that complex script require font layout tables (note that he did
not mention Uniscribe, which is an MS text engine that is a *client* of OpenType fonts and
the OpenType Layout Services library), whereas Chris had suggested that they 'probably
need' them. An Apple AAT (GX) font also includes layout tables, although using a different
approach than OT.
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