Re: Apostrophes at

From: James Kass (
Date: Fri Aug 24 2007 - 11:10:20 CDT

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    Mark Davis wrote,

    >A similar annoyance is the fact that so many fonts don't map the
    >default-ignorable code points (like variation selectors) to a zero-width
    >invisible glyph by default.

    It's up to individual font developers to weigh the pros and cons
    of including control picture glyphs for such characters, as it
    should be.

    Mapping characters like VS to zero-width no outline glyphs would
    mean, for one thing, that applications which give the user the
    option of displaying control characters (and related items) would
    not be able to get appropriate outlines for such characters from
    the font. Opinions on this differ, as discussed on this list in years

    If an OpenType font supports a sequence which involves a VS, the
    user won't see the control picture. If the font doesn't support
    the particular sequence, it can be helpful if that is reflected in
    the display.

    Best regards,

    James Kass

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