Hebrew generic base (was: Phetsarat font, Lao unicode)

From: John Hudson (john@tiro.ca)
Date: Thu Jul 12 2007 - 14:33:00 CDT

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    Philippe Verdy wrote:

    >> SBL Font Foundation members have reported four conventions: a circle
    >> (non-dotted), a square, a baseline stroke and a blank space. The
    >> baseline stroke is the most problematic, because I'm not sure how this
    >> should be encoded (some people have suggested the Arabic tatweel
    >> character).

    > It would be even much better to use the ASCII underscore if it did not cause
    > problems with Hebrew diacritics written below the baseline, as the
    > underscore usually occurs below the baseline too, at the same position as
    > underlining.

    This is what I currently have in the font (not yet implemented by layout engines), with a
    contextual lookup that raises the underscore to the baseline when followed by any Hebrew mark.


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