[XeTeX] Syriac abbreviations, and issues with polyglossia, fontspec and bidi

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Thu Dec 24 01:22:54 CET 2009

On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 07:53:54PM -0500, David J. Perry wrote:
> Just to be sure, I opened Serto Jerusalem in Fontlab and took a
> quick look around the OT tables.  I didn't see anything involving
> U+070F that looked like it would control the display of the
> abbreviation.  There is a high overline-ish charcter and a couple of
> different round bullets that might be used to construct an
> abbreviation marker, but that's all I saw.

The behaviour of Syriac abbreviation mark is defined by Unicode
(discussed somewhere in Syriac section of The Unicode book, I don't
recall exactly), so I guess it is built in the engine rather than the


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer
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