Re: Old Italic in RTL ??

From: Simon Montagu (
Date: Mon Jun 01 2009 - 09:04:16 CDT

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    On 01/06/2009 15:10, Andrew West wrote:
    > 2009/6/1 David J. Perry<>:
    >> Since I tested with two different editors and three different fonts, all by
    >> different vendors, about the only thing they have in common is Uniscribe.
    > I'm seeing the problem on my XP system with Notepad and BabelPad (I
    > haven't tested on Vista yet), and it certainly does look like a Uniscribe
    > problem. However, IE8, Firefox and Chrome all display RTL Old Italic
    > correctly in following simple test:
    > <html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;
    > charset=UTF-8"></head>
    > <body style="font-family:
    > 'Code2001'">&#x202E;&#x10300;&#x10301;&#x10302;&#x10303;&#x10304;&#x10305;</body></html>

    I don't know about IE and Chrome, but Firefox's rendering is not really
    a data point, since Gecko doesn't rely on Uniscribe for the bidi
    reordering of any text. It determines the desired order in preprocessing
    and sets flags when calling the Uniscribe API to force this order
    (specifically uBidiLevel and fOverrideDirection in the SCRIPT_SHAPE

    Simon Montagu
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