From: Christopher Fynn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Mar 02 2005 - 09:37:31 CST
Peter Constable wrote:
> The proposals accepted for Hebrew
> don't change the meaning of data. The only issue is that the qamats
> qatan can't be implemented in existing or new fonts without awkwardness.
> But as a font implementer I take it as fundamental that I cannot change
> fonts in a way that alters existing documents, precisely so that the
> meaning of existing data is not affected.
> Jony's claim is simply incorrect: meaning of existing Hebrew data is not
> changed by the recently-accepted Hebrew proposals. The only thing that
> poses a risk to existing data is having implementers do the wrong thing
> when they update their products, but that is always the case.
It might be useful to post somewhere information on how font developers can
update Hebrew fonts in a way that the change doesn't negatively impact the
display of existing data.
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