[XeTeX] Re: Unicode/font mixing

Adam Lindsay atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk
Tue Jan 25 16:12:54 CET 2005

Simon Spiegel said this at Tue, 25 Jan 2005 16:00:24 +0100:

>> There have been requests in the past for a way to, in effect, declare
>> several "current fonts" each covering a different Unicode range, so
>> that mixed-script text wouldn't require explicit font changes. This is
>> an interesting possibility, but coming up with a design that would
>> reliably do "the right thing", especially with characters such as
>> punctuation or numerals that may be "shared" between scripts, is not a
>> trivial thing.

True, but one solution is to point back to Apple. It might not be "the
right thing," but it's the "Apple approach," and is probably worth
entertaining. And as Apple provide four strategies for fallback methods,
it seems like users can somehow contort into what's needed, no?

>This certainly looks an extremely useful feature to me. I do realize 
>that you do probably have other priorities, but if you should ever run 
>out of work, this seems like a great thing to do. ;)

 Adam T. Lindsay, Computing Dept.     atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk
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