[XeTeX] accented character ṛ within \section{ṛ}

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Mon Apr 26 21:31:36 CEST 2010

On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 01:16:46PM -0400, Peter Baker wrote:
> On 4/26/10 12:44 PM, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> >
> >That is one reason I personally think combining marks + ccmp are better
> >than pre-composed glyphs, the less glyph work the easier to sync fonts.
> >Sure it means a bit extra OpenType work, but this can easily be shared
> >between faces.
> >
> >Regards,
> >  Khaled
> >
> Completely agree. But I get anguished notes from users of MS Word
> and OpenOffice, and Mac apps (where anchor positioning doesn't work,
> though other OpenType support is good) asking for precomposed
> characters. The mainstream apps, unfortunately, don't support
> OpenType well, and until that happens, and end-users figure out how
> to use those features, pre-composed characters will be necessary.

Right, I didn't think about this (I gave up on using office crap long
ago; it have too much discrepancies for me to cope with), but may be
with some python hackary one can build pre-composed glyphs at font
generation time. FF has functions just for this and will use anchor
points, if present, for proper composition.


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

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