Re: Singhala scirpt ill defined by OpenType standard

From: Christopher Fynn <>
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2014 13:15:33 +0600

If you think there is a problem with OpenType and Singala, the place
to bring that up is on the OpenType list - not the Unicode list.

There are often several different ways of accomplishing things with
OpenType - and how you do them also depends on how you design the

Creating and Supporting OpenType Fonts for Sinhala Script
<> is
not part of the OpenType specification it is just a guideline for
creating OpenType Singhala fonts based on how Microsoft made their
own Singhala font - but some other font maker could do things a
little differently - as long as the text renders correctly with the

If you have problems with the document itself and the use of terms -
you should take that up with Microsoft typography and give them
suggestions how to fix it. It was probably written by someone who
makes the OpenType tables for fonts for many different scripts with no
particular knowledge of the the Singhala language or of Sanskrit.

On 04/04/2014, Naena Guru <> wrote:
> Here is the proof that OpenType standard defined the Singhala script
> wrongly. Also find a BNF grammar that describes it.
> Thanks.
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