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Roozbeh Pournader <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 18 Feb 2001 18:29:38 +0330
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On Sat, 17 Feb 2001, Thierry Bouche wrote:

> Werner LEMBERG a écrit :
> >
> > > > - The output encoding is limited to 8 bit fonts, which may not be
> > > >   enough to get correct kerning for some languages. (Can someone
> > > >   confirm or correct this???)
> > >
> > > We need some examples. I can't find any.
> a full swash italic font with automatic ligaturing for uppercases
> (including accented ones), plus maybe automatic ligaturing of some extra
> pairs than the standard ones, and maybe also automatic selection of long
> s/short s or other special ending charachters.

I received TUGboat 2000:2 yesterday, and read about such things in the
rich fonts article there. But it is really weird to me that when I was
making that comment, I was ignorant of the situation with Arabic
(language, and not the script) typography, where huge amount of ligatures
are normal.