Re: Malayalam Zero - an error

From: John Hudson (
Date: Thu Apr 07 2005 - 15:53:10 CST

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    Philippe VERDY wrote:

    > But then, isn't the circle form an alternative for this digit, and a candidate for adding a variant of it, looking like LETTER TTHA (using a variant selector)?

    The world is full of variant glyph forms and most do not have and will not have variant
    selector sequences. The latter is a mechanism that is only very occasionally necessary or
    useful. The vast majority of variant glyph forms can be addressed at the glyph processing
    level, e.g. by selecting an appropriate font or by enabling stylistic alternates through
    smart font features, either of which would work for possible variant forms of the
    Malayalam zero.

    John Hudson

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