RE: Cyrillic - accented/acuted vowels

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Sun May 01 2005 - 17:57:23 CDT

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    > From: []
    > Behalf Of Doug Ewell

    > > All you need in order to be able to print Cyrillic with combining
    > > diacritics (as needed for text books etc.) is a good OpenType font
    > > covering Cyrillic, including the combining diacritics, and having
    > > OpenType glyph positioning tables. And, a system plus applications
    > > which support such OpenType rendering.
    > Since David is apparently just learning about the capabilities of
    > different font technologies, and the difference between encoding and
    > rendering issues, I would point out that accented Cyrillic can also be
    > printed correctly with font technologies other than OpenType, at least
    > in theory. Unicode is not dependent on any particular vendor's or
    > consortium's technology.

    Combining Doug's point with James' mention of Doulos SIL, I'll add that
    you should be able to get equally good results with software that
    supports AAT or Graphite advanced typographic rendering technologies.

    (Of course, OpenType is the one that is most widely implemented, so
    James' mention of that alone isn't surprising.)

    Peter Constab;e

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