From: Michael Everson (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Nov 04 2008 - 03:14:30 CST
On 4 Nov 2008, at 08:09, Kent Karlsson wrote:
>>> I know. That is why there is a loophole, but only a loophole,
>>> in the bidi algorithm. It covers (badly) Old Italic, which is
>>> encoded as LTR, when overriden as RTL to (sometimes, only
>>> sometimes, using some as yet unheard of higher-level-protocol
>>> mechanism; I can imagine them, just haven't seen any) produce
>>> mirrored glyphs for the Old Italic letters.
>> "The font" is supposed to do that. We've always been told this.
> But if the bidi algorithm says not to mirror, the font [handling
> system] should not start to mirror. The mirroring is governed by the
> bidi algorithm. If the font mirrors glyphs anyway, it's simply a
> flawed font.
You say this with a lot of conviction. I don't think you're right
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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