From: Adam Twardoch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Aug 23 2005 - 16:56:40 CDT
John Hudson wrote:
> Yes, precisely. Character level re-ordering is not discussed within
> the OpenType spec itself because it is not something that happens
> within the font format.
I believe this is a narrow-minded view. "OpenType" is not only a font
format. OpenType Layout is a shaping technology. I think that the
OpenType specification should give more prominent mention to the fact
that there is an additional level between the Unicode character code
stream and the resulted glyph stream. This becomes very clear when one
takes a look at the website
the script-specific font development specs take some 1/3 of the screen.
However, if one looks just at the OpenType font specification (e.g. on
the Adobe website), one can easily overlook the necessity to look at the
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