From: Peter Constable (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jun 14 2005 - 10:33:47 CDT
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Behalf Of John Hudson
> > Maybe someone can mention
> > the names of fonts, system libraries and/or applications that
> > support this. Adobe, Apple, Microsoft?
> None. This is what I have been saying. The understanding of ligature
> current font
> technologies is that of a single glyph representing multiple
> not simply of two
> text elements, however encoded or rendered, that happen to appear
> in some way
> visually. There is no software that I'm aware of that can support
> colouring if one is using the term ligature in this technical sense.
What strikes me is that the likelihood of someone wanting to colour the
alif portion of a lam-alif ligature is comparable to someone wanting to
colour the dot of an i or the cross-bar of a t. It's not exactly an
everyday need, I think. The fact that it is easy to provide a markup
representation of the former is coincidental.
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