From: Justin Kerk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Dec 07 2007 - 03:20:13 CST
> I used a test font on Windows XP (by far the most prevalent OS, currently,
> with Egyptologists) to see if ligatures were applied by software with i/I
> and U+0486, the results were:
> WordPad - yes, Notepad - yes, Microsoft Word - yes; WordPerfect - yes;
> OpenOffice Writer 2.3 - NO.
> FireFox 2, Safari, Internet Explorer 7 - NO.
> For some reason the browsers (and OpenOffice) are not applying the ligature
> defined in the (TrueType) font and one can conjecture that this may be due
> to the Script value. Certainly until this is changed to 'Inherited' it would
> not be totally unreasonable for software authors to limit combining/ligature
> behaviour to Cyrillic.
> I hope developers of these applications subscribe to the list so perhaps we
> can be informed on the rationale behind the current situation for OpenOffice
> and the browsers.
You might try testing with the beta version of Firefox 3
(http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html), it has significant
changes to the way text is handled and should take better advantage of
Uniscribe's capabilities than 2.0 did.
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