From: Gregg Reynolds (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jun 15 2005 - 15:01:19 CDT
John Hudson wrote:
> Mete Kural wrote:
>> Hats go off to SIL! Indeed these SIL fonts at
>> http://scripts.sil.org/ArabicFonts can color alef and lam individually.
>> Microsoft folks will have to catch up to this with their default
>> Windows Arabic font (in fact any font they have made including
>> Traditional Arabic and Arabic Typesetting).
> I'm pretty sure that that isn't going to happen. As has been discussed
> on this thread, being able to colour independent Arabic letters is a
> specialised need: it is not something that everyone needs to do, nor
> something that every font needs to support. As I wrote: if there had
> been a big demand for this, it would be widely supported already.
Ah, but that's a chicken-and-egg problem. If it were widely supported,
maybe it would be widely used. In signage and advertising, for example.
You know how it is with fonts: make it possible for people to make
really ugly documents and web pages and they will beat a path to your door.
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