Re: Why people still want to encode precomposed letters

From: Julian Bradfield (
Date: Sun Nov 16 2008 - 03:48:42 CST

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    On 2008-11-16, Andrew Cunningham <> wrote:
    > 2008/11/16 Raymond Mercier <>
    >> Andrew Cunningham writes
    >> Unfortunately it's not that simple. The attached shows the result with
    >> Doulos SIL, a few characters *in this font* combined with U+305. Doulos
    >> is supposed to meet the needs of combining diacritics, but plainly doesn't.
    >> I am using Word2007 on XP pro.
    > Actually it is that simple. For a font to work, there needs to be anchor
    > points and attachments for the base character and combining diacritic. My
    > understanding is that SIL surveyed their members, developed a repertoire of
    > characters to include support for.

    Indeed. And Doulos SIL is available under an open-source licence, so
    if it doesn't do what you want, you can fix it so it does (and then
    please give the patch back to SIL).
    That may be too much work for you, or most people, but sooner or later
    somebody will do it, if this combination is used at all often.

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