Re: Old Italic in RTL ??

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Sun May 31 2009 - 20:27:07 CDT

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    This looks like a bug. Contact the vendor.

    On 5/31/2009 12:21 PM, David Perry wrote:
    > I want to print some text using the Old Italic characters in RTL mode,
    > mixed in with English. I type the following, where [RLO] is a right
    > to left override and [[PDF] is a pop directional format:
    > English text [RLO]OLD ITALIC[PDF] more English
    > but I get "OLD ITALIC" instead of "CILATI DLO" where OLD ITALIC
    > contains characters in the range U+10300 ff. If I do the same using
    > English instead of Old Italic characters, the text between the RLO and
    > the PDF appears backwards, which I think is exactly what should
    > happen. Given that Old Italic characters are strongly LTR, like the
    > Latin script, why is the behavior different? Is there something
    > special about Plane 1 characters? I have tried in Notepad and also
    > BabelPad on Windows Vista, using three different fonts that contain
    > the Old Italic block. (For the record: I know that I also need
    > mirrored shapes for many of the characters, and I can handle that; I
    > just don't understand why the directional marks don't work.)
    > Thanks - David

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