[texhax] Justification through glyph variants

Joel C. Salomon joelcsalomon at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 19:44:44 CET 2011

On 12/06/2011 12:29 AM, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> ConTeXt has an experimental support for justification through glyph
> alternates (for Arabic), it requires support in the font (OpenType
> features that when applied will change word width), check the file
> node-spl.mkiv (part of ConTeXt) for some documentation and examples.

I don't think there's an OpenType feature for this in Hebrew fonts.
It's not like Arabic; justification by stretching is not normally done
in Hebrew, except in rather specialized situation, where this is usually
done by hand.

(I have seen typeset Hebrew Bibles where the alternate wide glyphs were
used; the characters existed enough to be put into Unicode for
compatibility reasons, after all.  It's just not common.)


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