From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Nov 23 2008 - 10:24:55 CST
Karl Pentzlin <karl dash pentzlin at acssoft dot de> wrote:
> DE> I think Karl may have expected that fonts could be developed in
> such a
> DE> way that combining diacritical marks would be spaced properly
> above the
> DE> base character, ...
> That is exactly true, if "properly" simply means "in a way regarding
> formal combining classes, providing a result which can be recognized
> by the
> DE> more or less by magic.
> Yes, if "magic" is colloquial for "done by a complex and well-designed
> algorithm which possibly is not obvious for everybody at first
> glance" -
> something which computer scientists (like me) do sometimes.
Sort of. The important point is that the algorithm would not have to be
custom-fitted for each combination of base letter + combining mark(s).
Some of the font experts are saying or implying that the custom-fitting
is necessary for virtually all such combinations.
-- Doug Ewell * Thornton, Colorado, USA * RFC 4645 * UTN #14 http://www.ewellic.org http://www1.ietf.org/html.charters/ltru-charter.html http://www.alvestrand.no/mailman/listinfo/ietf-languages ˆ
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Sun Nov 23 2008 - 10:27:29 CST