Re: Why people still want to encode precomposed letters

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Tue Nov 18 2008 - 13:31:46 CST

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    On Nov 18, 2008, at 12:25 PM, John Hudson wrote:

    > Something like a list of named sequences would be useful as a
    > reference of *known* base+mark combinations likely to occur in text,
    > and as such would be useful for font developers employing many-to-
    > one glyph substitution ('ligation') to provide precomposed glyphs
    > for such sequences. But dynamic mark positioning using anchors is a
    > much more flexible approach, and has the benefit of being able to
    > support arbitrary combinations of bases and marks, such that one
    > doesn't need to know what sequences are more or less likely to occur
    > in text.

    It would nonetheless be useful for QA purposes.

    > You can't build a healthy democracy with people
    > who believe in little green men from Venus.
    > -- Arthur C. Clark

    Um, unless I'm much mistaken, Sir Arthur spelled his name with an "e"
    at the end. Unless this is some *other* Arthur C. Clark(e). :-)

    John H. Jenkins

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