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

From: Richard Cook (
Date: Sat Dec 04 2004 - 19:36:22 CST

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    On Dec 4, 2004, at 12:15 PM, John Hudson wrote:

    > I think Peter's point was that complex script require font layout
    > tables

    Script complexity is not so easily quantified. Has anyone tried to sort
    scripts by complexity? In terms of the present discussion, Han would be
    viewed as a simple script, and yet it is "simple" only in terms of the
    script model in which ideographs are the smallest unit. In a
    stroke-based Han script model, Han is at least as complex as any.

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