From: James Kass (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Oct 14 2007 - 00:18:24 CDT
Our favorite new FAQ page implies that certain characters should
never display in text.
Suppose your cat jumps on your keyboard and starts playing with
your mouse while you are off in the kitchen getting your morning
tea, and the cat inserts sixteen CGJ characters in-a-row into your
A font developer (especially one who has cats) might anticipate this
and make a GSUB look-up to handle two CGJ characters in succession.
CGJ + CGJ ======> (a really bizarre, stand-out control picture)
Developers do things like this as a service to their users.
But, if the operating system won't implement that substitution
look-up because the rendering engineer has followed the FAQ page,
the user will never see the alert, and the design decisions of
the font's developer are thwarted.
*That* can't be good.
P.S. - "But, James, 16 CGJs in a row isn't *normal* text!"
response: "Neither are invalid variation sequences."
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