Re: Mandombe

From: Szelp, A. Sz. <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 14:15:41 +0200

On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 10:58 AM, Stephan Stiller <>wrote:

> This is interesting only if the encodable elements would be different -
> remember, Unicode is not a font standard.
> +1; rendering can be so much more complex than encoding. I'd really like
> to see a successful renderer for Nastaliq, (vertical) Mongolian, or
> Duployan. (What *are* the hardest writing systems to render?)
Vertical mongolian does not seem to be harder to render _conceptually_
than, let's say, simple arabic. It's more the architectural limitations of
rendering engines that seem to limit its availability, and the intermixing
with horizontal text. For Nastaliq, Thomas Milo's DecoType is miraculous:
it's hard, but given the good job they did, obviously not impossible. —
Well, I don't know about Duployan.

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