Re: Windows Glyph Handling

From: Antoine Leca (
Date: Wed Aug 24 2005 - 07:17:01 CDT

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    On Wednesday, August 24, 2005 1:40 AM Richard Wordingham wrote:
    > The mechanism is clunky, but it exists.

    Yes. But if think about it to handle say Tamil (one of the most simple Indic
    scripts when it comes to rendering), you'll end up with buggy slow-drawing
    When you step up to Nagari, the projected size of the font become a real
    problem, the probability for bugs is too near from 1.000 to be allowed to
    provide another estimation, and it is simply too much work involved to be
    able to have a reliable estimation for performances.

    Back in 1995-6 (and please remember the computers' performances then), MS
    did have those two scripts to handle (from TUS 1.0, volume 2), and did have
    the TTO technology (the basic GSUB etc.)

    The result of the thinkings is the current OpenType for Complex scripts


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