Re: [OpenType] Normalisation and font technology

From: John Hudson (
Date: Wed May 29 2002 - 16:10:40 EDT

At 12:55 5/29/2002, John M. Fiscella wrote:

I would go further than that: if the font contains *any* properly named
composite glyph, that it should be used in place of a base glyph +
combining mark glyph representing normalized text, *even if the composite
glyph is not encoded in Unicode/10646*. Such is the beauty of a parseable
standard glyph naming scheme.

There are plenty of TrueType fonts -- including many Asian fonts -- with
version 3.0 'post' tables that do not contain glyph names.

John Hudson

Tiro Typeworks
Vancouver, BC

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