Re: [indic] Re: Lack of Complex script rendering support on Android

From: Mahesh T. Pai <>
Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2011 15:42:42 +0530

John Hudson said on Fri, Nov 04, 2011 at 04:11:03PM -0400,:

> PUA isn't necessary, and a font technology that handles elements of
> complex script shaping by referencing PUAs isn't fundamentally any
> different from one that uses glyph names or another identifier and
> leaves the glyph unencoded.

Does one exist? Does it work? (we will leave out the acceptance /
popularity part).

I am getting a distinct sense of deja vu here. As I already pointed
out, this was discussed somewhere, and I was told almost exactly what
you said.

But nobody has named any font / OS / layout / rendering environment /
library / application whatever.

Obviously, I am an ignoramus. But my question remains - what
alternative to OpenType?

Mahesh T. Pai   ||
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