From: Richard Wordingham (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Aug 22 2005 - 18:36:46 CDT
Adam Twardoch wrote:
> Richard Wordingham wrote:
>> So how do I get it to live up to its 'responsibility' to support an Indic
>> conlang living in the PUA?
Sorry, I thought it was obvious that this was a rhetorical question.
(Reply may be summarised as, 'No way! That's the trade-off.').
> There are open source OpenType Layout processors available: IndiX and ICU
Not responding at the moment.
> Since they're open source, you can extend them to cover your own PUA usage
So can I get Notepad, Word and Excel to use the latter instead of Uniscribe?
(I like the principle that the ICU Layout Engine allows, but does not
require, the font to fully define the glyph processing.) N.B. Rhetorical
The basic problem is to get applications to work without built-in script
knowledge. That's why I was asking about the feasibility of doing it with
GSUB under Uniscribe by hook or by crook, but keeping the order of
codepoints the same as in Unicode. I believe handling well-formed Tamil is
straightforward. It's possible that I've not understood the residual
problems for Tamil.
Should someone take on the task of formalising this knowledge so as to make
it publicly available, data table driven, and endorsed by Unicode? Ideally
it should also be easy to use!
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