Re: Hebrew generic base

From: John Hudson (
Date: Thu Jul 12 2007 - 15:32:54 CDT

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    Philippe Verdy wrote:

    > These symbols are currently not listed exhaustively, and this does not help
    > making the notations easily interoperable, as many font designers will
    > forget to implement them, by ignorance of the expected needs and lack of
    > interaction between those designers that have implemented something.

    As discussed previously with regard to the Lao and Thai generic bases, font developers are
    only part of the solution. I can put glyph positioning features in fonts easily enough,
    but it does no good if layout engines separate the background characters into different
    glyph runs.

    John Hudson

    Tiro Typeworks
    Gulf Islands, BC
    We say our understanding measures how things are,
    and likewise our perception, since that is how we
    find our way around, but in fact these do not measure.
    They are measured.   -- Aristotle, Metaphysics

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