Re: Arabic encoding model (alas, static!)

Date: Thu Jul 07 2005 - 06:03:48 CDT

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    From: "John Hudson" <>

    > wrote:
    > >> If rendering presented insuperable practical issues, rather than
    > >> theoretical issues, that would be an adequate reason for
    > >> abandoning the idea.
    > > Just as it is practically impossible to display an infinite number of
    > > combining diacritics on Latin letters?
    > One eventually runs out of space on the paper,

    Well, that is an insepurable practical issue.

    > but other than this,
    > I don't see a problem displaying a large number of combining
    > diacritics on Latin letters, at least from a font perspective. The
    > key is that one is not, in fact, applying all the marks to the
    > letter, but applying marks one to each other in chains.

    As I had said in the same message which you truncated:
    "There is a relative mark to mark positioning feature."

    (You are reading the right stuff, John, congratulations!)

    Ashraf Sadek

    St Elias Coptic Community

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