Re: Combining characters
- From: Daniel Glassey <danglassey ntlworld com>
- To: Anuradha Ratnaweera <ARatnaweera virtusa com>
- Cc: gtk-i18n-list gnome org, silgraphite-devel lists sourceforge net
- Subject: Re: Combining characters
- Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2003 09:58:08 +0100
This looks like exactly the kind of situation where silgraphite could be
useful. (http://graphite.sil.org) - one thing it can do is map unicode
sequences to the PUA. The pango integration isn't quite there yet but
hopefully shouldn't be too long.
Hopefully someone on the graphite list can explain what you would need to do.
On Saturday 06 September 2003 9:50 am, Anuradha Ratnaweera wrote:
> On Sat, 2003-09-06 at 04:48, Owen Taylor wrote:
> > On Fri, 2003-09-05 at 18:16, James H. Cloos Jr. wrote:
> > > >>>>> "Owen" == Owen Taylor <otaylor redhat com> writes:
> > > >>
> > > >> Now, if I want to render the composite character 4001+4010, how
> > > >> should I proceed? Is there a way to map unicode sequences to
> > > >> actual (physical) fonts. Prefarably in the form:
> > >
> > > Owen> Not really sure what you are asking - maybe you can be less
> > > Owen> hypothetical?
> > >
> > > He wants to be able to use a font like the muleiap-1 fonts to display
> > > such combining sequences.
> > >
> > > (muleipa-1 also has tilda'ed versions of latin small letter alpha,
> > > latin small letter open o and latin small ligature oe that are also
> > > not precomposed in unicode.)
> > >
> > > (NB that muleipa-1 was just the first example I thought of; it is
> > > probably not the one the OP is using, merely similar.)
> > There is no problem with these type of thing. Generally, what you
> > do with TrueType fonts, is that you simply don't put such glyphs
> > in the encoding vector. It's also possible to put them in the
> > private use area.
> Ok. Once I _have_ those glyphs embedded into a font and numbered them
> in a non-conflicting way in a private use area (may be this is not
> really necessary), how can I go about mapping unicode sequences to those
> glyphs. Do I have to write a shaper myself, or is there a generic
> shaper at X/Gtk/pango layers which can be configured using some kind of
> map files?
> Thanks for the quick replies.
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