From: Asmus Freytag (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Aug 27 2007 - 23:40:54 CDT
On 8/27/2007 7:33 PM, Philippe Verdy wrote:
Note also that most recents version of “Times”-like fonts (such as “Times New Roman” for Windows) will support a variation selector for the letters “a” and “g”
*** no variation sequences are defined for these two letters, and therefore any support for them is in violation of the standard.
*** when you write "will support" in this context that means "do support". Is that what you meant? You like to speculate a lot, so perhaps you meant "might easily support". That would make your statement less objectionable, but as long as such sequences are not defined formally, it's moot whether support for them would be easy or hard.
to select the “a” without ascender above it, or the loopless
“g”, simply because these fonts also support the separate explicit mapping for the Latin alpha and loop-less “g” used in IPA. A renderer may consider this when seeing how to render “a”+VS or “g”+VS, and the font does not have an explicit mapping for the sequence, and may “smartly” remap these sequences to the same glyph as the glyphs mapped explicitly in the font for the IPA symbols, instead of just stripping the VS not supported explicitly by that font…
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