From: Lokesh Joshi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Jan 23 2005 - 07:21:57 CST
Abt OT Spec, i have implemented the spec and i get same results as
VOLT. But now (2-3 days before while testing Arabic) i came to know
that to get fully complied glyphs Uniscribe runs one more phase before
using OTL services. Here is the est below i got from:
The unit that the shaping engine receives for the purpose of shaping
is a string of Unicode characters, in a sequence. The contextual
analysis engine determines the correct contextual form the character
should take based on the character before and after it. The contextual
shape maps to an OTL feature for that form (isol, init, medi, fina).
Now, if possible can i get the info that where are these rules which
are used to guess which transformation shld be applied to which glyph.
I am in sarch of these rules only. Are they specified by Unicode ?
On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 12:57:51 -0800, Peter Constable
> > From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Behalf Of Lokesh Joshi
> > 1. Where are these rules stored and are these a standard. How can i
> > know which feature of OTF shld be applied to which glyph.
> You can find this at
> That is a standard (de facto, not e.g. an ISO standard).
> > 2. Are there any open projetcs going on in this direction, which use
> > these preprocessing rules plus the OTF layout rules ?
> Yes. A better place to be asking questions about OpenType is on the
> OpenType list. See
> Peter Constable
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