[XeTeX] Microtypography?

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Wed May 10 22:15:45 CEST 2006

On 10 May 2006, at 8:48 pm, Jonathan Kew wrote:

Oops, I see a sentence was left half-finished here! I think I was  
going to write something like...

>> 	I think protrusion might not be too difficult,
> Possibly, but it'll be very different from pdfTeX's implementation.
> In the non-Roman world, there's no assurance that the first
> *character* on a line (which is the "addressable unit" in terms of
> TeX's processing of the text) will actually fall at the visual
> edge.... glyph reordering in Indic scripts, for example, break this
> assumption. So when considering line-break positions, it may not be

....adequate to consider the *characters* adjacent to the potential  
break, when evaluating the effect of possible protrusion.

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