RE: Arabic encoding model (alas, static!)

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Thu Jul 07 2005 - 10:52:22 CDT

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    > From: []
    On Behalf
    > Of Richard Wordingham

    > The Latin alphabet precedent is not promising - diacritics combine
    badly in
    > many fonts. There is a technical note on how to display them
    > (, but it didn't seem to me that it
    > be implemented in OpenType other than possibly by massive tables. I
    may be
    > wrong, but it looks as though it may be extremely laborious to
    > Hebrew holam properly on all Latin consonants.

    How many users need to position a holam on any Latin consonant, let
    alone all?

    Supporting generic diacritic positioning for Latin text does not require
    massive tables.


    Peter Constable

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