RE: Representative glyphs for combining kannada signs

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Tue Mar 21 2006 - 22:00:12 CST

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    > From: []
    On Behalf
    > 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.

    Peter Constable

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