Re: Font priorities

On Wed, 2003-02-05 at 13:50, Eric Mader wrote:
> At 09:13 PM 2/4/2003, Owen Taylor wrote:
> >One possible thing we'll be able to do in future versions of Pango, is
> >that I plan to do script detection, so I'll be able to tell that
> >a run of text is in Devanagari ... if you then had a table mapping
> >from language => script, you could tell that the 'en' language
> >tag _couldn't_ be appropriate for the Hindi text, though you would
> >have no idea what language tag _was_ appropriate.
> ICU has code which maps a code point to a script. There is also code to 
> identify runs of text all in the same script, taking neutral characters 
> into account. For example, Arabic words separated by spaces will be 
> returned as a single run.
> (The ICU code which maps code points to script uses the general Unicode 
> properties mechanism, which pulls in quite a bit of ICU; I have a version 
> of this code which uses a table built by an ICU application so you can 
> avoid the direct ICU dependencies...)

Yeah - I already have a port of this code to use in Pango :-)

See attachments to:

What remains to be done is hooking it up to shaper selection.


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