[XeTeX] Position of kasra when used together with tashdid in Arabic

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Thu Jul 8 21:41:56 CEST 2010

On Thu, Jul 08, 2010 at 08:29:01AM -0700, Meho R. wrote:
> Sorry for making it sound like a bug, I didn't mean to put it that way. Having
> kasra below shadda/tashdid is fine by me in most cases. But there are some
> times when I have to put kasra below the letter (e.g., when typesetting parts
> of arabic text containing quranic verses). I'm aware it is up to a font
> designers, who mostly follow only "kasra below shadda" way. And this is one
> case when I have to use one of those fonts (KFGQPC Uthman Taha Naskh font: 
> http://fonts.qurancomplex.gov.sa/). I was hoping someone knows of a workaround
> or a hack which I can use with XeLaTeX to overcome this. Vafa provided a
> valuable code (thank you!) which works fine for some fonts, but, unfortunately,
> not for this one :( If anyone has any suggestions, please, let me know. Thanks.

I don't know any XeTeX solutions, nor enough TeX to do clever TeX
wizardry like Vfa, but if there is interest in LuaTeX based solution, I
think something can be done with font feature file, but I don't want to
look like "hijacking" XeTeX threads.

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

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