Re: Printing and Displaying Dependent Vowels

From: C J Fynn (
Date: Sun Mar 28 2004 - 16:42:14 EST

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    "John Hudson" <> wrote:

    > wrote:

    > > So, if the question is how to make an OpenType font *not* display the
    > > circle on Windows with Uniscribe, one idea would be to add a spacing glyph
    > > U+25CC (DOTTED CIRCLE) in the font. This spacing glyph should be a
    > > glyph, perhaps with the same advance width as U+0020. I've not tried this,
    > > but it might just work.
    > It should work: Uniscribe inserts the U+25CC glyph that is in the font, so
    this could be
    > something other than an actual dotted circle. Another option would be to map
    the dotted
    > circle to a non-contour spacing glyph in one of the discretionary OpenType
    Layout features
    > such as <salt>, which would allow users of apps supporting that feature
    (currently only
    > InDesign ME, so far as I know) to choose whether or not to display the
    > John Hudson

    If someone wants this, isn't it possible to put a specific lookup in the font
    so that any dependant vowel following a space character renders as a spacing
    (stand-alone) dependant vowel? Surely a specific lookup should overide it being
    displayed on a dotted circle by default.

    - Chris

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