RE: [indic] Gurmukhi Bindi/Tippi Positioning

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Fri Jul 15 2005 - 16:22:08 CDT

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    > From: [] On
    Behalf Of
    > Sukhjinder Sidhu

    > What would be the best way to represent this in Unicode?

    Before answering *that* question, I'd like to know why it is felt that
    these distinctions need to be representable in terms of character

    For instance, this could be handled by different fonts (i.e. one font
    display the signs to the right of the vowel while another font displays
    the signs to the left of the vowel).

    It could also be handled in a single OpenType font by means of Language
    System tags (i.e. distinct Traditional and New typographic conventions),
    or by an OpenType feature, though it's by no means obvious that those
    would be preferable or what an appropriate feature would be for such a

    Peter Constable

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