Re: Taiwan Aboriginal Languages and Unicode support

From: John Hudson (
Date: Tue Dec 26 2006 - 19:57:24 CST

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    Michael Everson wrote:

    > What doesn't work is fonts presenting users with decent glyph
    > representation for accented Latin characters which are not precomposed
    > in the standard.

    There are various mechanisms in current font standards to represent combining mark encoded
    diacritics, as either precomposed glyphs or, more flexibly, using dynamic mark
    positioning. These mechanisms work and support for them in systems and applications is
    steadily improving. The gaps in rendering support are mainly on the application end now,
    with individual apps or customers failing to adequately implement support for these font

    John Hudson

    Tiro Typeworks
    Vancouver, BC
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