Date: Wed Jul 06 2005 - 23:26:58 CDT
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From: "Richard Wordingham" <email@example.com>
> An explanation of why the scheme wouldn't work is, I'm sure, what
> Ashraf is looking for.
Indeed. It would be very instructive.
> If rendering presented insuperable
> practical issues, rather than theoretical issues, that would be an
> adequate reason for abandoning the idea.
Just as it is practically impossible to display an infinite number of
combining diacritics on Latin letters?
> The scheme is being put
> forward not for theoretical tidiness, but as a way of having large
> numbers of characters immediately available.
> The Latin alphabet precedent is not promising - diacritics combine
> badly in many fonts. There is a technical note on how to display
> them (http://www.unicode.org/notes/tn2/), but it didn't seem to me
> that it could be implemented in OpenType other than possibly by
> massive tables.
There is a relative mark to mark positioning feature.
-- St Elias Coptic Community
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