Re: Why people still want to encode precomposed letters

From: Hans Aberg (
Date: Sun Nov 23 2008 - 15:49:38 CST

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    On 23 Nov 2008, at 22:18, Asmus Freytag wrote:

    >> so that they are hidden by the main character [if] drawn towards
    >> very closely.
    > ?
    > PS: the rest of your message made sense, and I essentially agree,
    > but I can't figure out where the typo is in this statement, or how
    > to correct for it.

    I've corrected it. The idea is that if a circle above the "A" is
    drawn so that they intersect, one must decide what should happen. One
    idea is to draw them in layers; perhaps the font model or the
    designer should decide.

    But it is more complicated than that, because in the Caledonia font
    mentioned before, the letter "" is exactly as high as the letter
    "l" (ell). The letter "A" is in fact compacted downwards, making room
    for the circle. One the letter "", the dots are pushed downwards to
    the sides of the upper point of the letter "A", but protrudes a bit.


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