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Re: Unicode Font Maker
- To: General Arabization Discussion <general at arabeyes dot org>
- Subject: Re: Unicode Font Maker
- From: Gregg Reynolds <gar at arabink dot com>
- Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2005 06:01:58 -0500
- User-agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.2 (Windows/20050317)
Meor Ridzuan Meor Yahaya wrote:
Are you suggesting that the font is a tremendous improvement because
the font does not have any ligature? This is a sincere questions, not
to belittle you. I would like to share my experience in this regards.
Although I'm neither a professional font developer nor expert in the
field, I do find a problem with fonts without ligature. Of course ,
this can be solve, but need some consideration.
Actually, I've done some work on this to the extend that all typical
ligature is replaced, and I would say the font I develop is good. The
font does have more alternatives then just lam alef sequence. I've
sent a screenshot of the font to Mete, and Gregg if I'm not mistaken.
Yes, and it looks very good.
Anyway, that's the theory. When I try to use it (by using CSS), guess
what? The inter-word key does not work! It still insert tatweel here
and there. So, what is the problem? Just imagine a tatweel inserted
between lam and alef ! That is just an example, althgouh they might be
Sounds like a bug in the justification routines to me. As a work
around, did you try something like inserting a ZWJ between the lam and
alif? Or maybe there's some other invisible unicode char that would
inhibit the tatweel extension.