From: Andrew West (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jun 02 2005 - 06:04:44 CDT
On 02/06/05, Antoine Leca <Antoine10646@leca-marti.org> wrote:
> On Wednesday, June 1st, 2005 17:00Z James Kass wrote:
> > Antoine Leca wrote,
> >> Unless of course you aggregate all the scripts of India into an
> >> unique "Indian script." [...present font] is unable to correctly
> >> join e.g. U+0915 with U+09BE; and I never actually see the second.
> > Is Devanagari Letter KA supposed to join with a Bengali vowel sign?
> Nothing in the Unicode model would prevent such a thing (as well as a long
> list of "illogical strings".)
> Then, /if/ you agglomerate all the Indian scripts together, there is no
> excuse for a rendering engine to escape this.
> Of course, I cannot defend the "/if/" above, so that is pure conjecture, and
> I do not ask James or Paul (for Uniscribe) to put some of their spare
> resources to fix this ;-).
I don't think that this is a Uniscribe issue, as one font on my
system, YNLCserif (downloadable from
does display <0915 09BE> and other Devanagari/Bengali hybrids
correctly (irrespective of which version of Uniscribe is used).
However, I'm not sure that Code2000's failure to ligate 0915 and 09BE
should be considered a problem that needs fixing.
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