Re: [unicode] Re: Ligatures For Indic languages

From: Vinod Kumar (
Date: Fri May 30 2008 - 03:17:53 CDT

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    Yes the ISFOC (not IFSOC) is an 8 bit encoding for decomposed glyph
    components. For example, ISFOC does not have a code for Letter PA. It has
    Half-PA and a vertical stem. The full PA is made up by juxtaposing the
    Half-PA and the stem. I believe that C-DAC has used the ISFOC to generate
    shaping components for Unicode to work on ISFOC fonts. Use of Unicode along
    with a simple transformer to ISFOC can be followed by a font that
    supports ISFOC in its charmap offers a light weight solution to mobile

    Hope that the rumours are scotched.

    On 5/30/08, <> wrote:
    > Also I've ever heard of IFSOC, a project in C-DAC to standardize
    > glyph collection for the text rendering system without intelligent
    > glyph shaping feature. Some rumours told that it was not
    > a collection of precomposed ligatures but of decomposed glyph
    > components (to fit 8bit character encoding - possibly 16bit
    > character encoding is inappropriate to the target of IFSOC).
    > Regards,
    > mpsuzuki

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