[XeTeX] Diacritics in color

mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca
Fri Dec 2 02:26:22 CET 2011

On Thu, 1 Dec 2011, Aleksandr Andreev wrote:
> cursive-type font (or even for italics). And it would most certainly
> not work for something like Korean syllables.

It appears that even a correctly filled-in ligature carets table only
specifies horizontal positions (or, only vertical positions for
vertical writing; but just one or the other) for the carets, so it
wouldn't be much help for breaking up any ligatures that aren't purely
horizontal or vertical.  Such ligatures can occur even in English in some
fonts; see, for instance, the FR ligature in Avant Garde, never mind all
the horizontal but overlapping ones:

I think that in general, doing things to just part of a ligature is
something XeTeX should not attempt to support.
Matthew Skala
mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca                 People before principles.

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