Re: Arabic letters separated by markup

From: Erik van der Poel (
Date: Tue Jun 14 2005 - 10:06:02 CDT

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    John Hudson wrote:
    > As noted
    > earlier in this discussion, it is possible to render something that has
    > the same visual appearance as a ligature but that actually uses more
    > than one glyph, in which case the different glyphs making up this
    > typeform* can be independently coloured easily enough in any
    > application, so long as each glyph corresponds to one underlying
    > character.

    Any application? I was replying to Mete Kural, who was probably
    referring to Arabic. Are you aware of any application that can render
    all the normal Arabic glyphs (including joining and ligatures) and also
    color the components of a ligature-like typeform, e.g. lam-alef? If so,
    which app(s), and which OpenType mechanism(s) would be used for that?

    Mete Kural wrote:
    > So pretty much do we have the technology today to individually color
    > both regular joining characters and also parts of ligatures then?

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