Re: Fonts across platforms....

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Wed Jun 03 2009 - 22:29:42 CDT

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    Vietnamese, by my calculation, ranks 7th in number of native speakers
    among languages primarily written in the Latin script. It has more
    native speakers than Italian or Turkish or Polish, more than twice as
    many as Romanian.

    It is not unusual to see Vietnamese coded with at least some combination
    of combining marks, not strictly in NFC.

    I understand that it is difficult, in general, to get combining-mark
    rendering to work properly in fonts and rendering engines. I hope
    efforts are ongoing in the industry to improve this state of affairs and
    not continue to rely solely on precomposed characters, particularly for
    this widely used Latin-script language.

    Doug Ewell  *  Thornton, Colorado, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14  ˆ

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