From: Peter Constable (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Mar 21 2006 - 22:00:12 CST
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
> Of James Kass
> Dr. John M. Durdin has shown that Lao does not genuinely need OTL
> in order to display legibly. If the combining marks which sometimes
> can stack higher over other combining marks are in the font at the
> higher positions as default, then the rendering is reasonable.
Both Thai and Lao *can* be displayed in that manner without smart-font
support -- giving a typewriter-like appearance. That not the level of
expectation we should be setting, however. It would be like saying that
English speakers can only work with fixed-pitch text on a computer.
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