From: Peter Kirk (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Mar 29 2004 - 08:01:59 EST
On 27/03/2004 17:17, John Hudson wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org 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 to
>> 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
>> 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 circle.
> John Hudson
I don't like the look of this one. It might work as a kludge, but surely
we should not encourage kludges in which the glyph (or non-glyph in this
case) for one character, SPACE, is used with the code point of another
character, U+25CC. This would cause considerable confusion for those
deliberately trying to insert U+25CC, perhaps because they want to
display the combining mark with a dotted circle.
-- Peter Kirk email@example.com (personal) firstname.lastname@example.org (work) http://www.qaya.org/
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