[private] Re: Unicode : Greek Extended.

Peter Constable petercon at microsoft.com
Mon Mar 17 10:36:29 CDT 2014

Font tables to position diacritics are not "much harder to create" than anything else involved in font development, and certainly don't require being a programmer. Hinting is harder than positioning tables and does literally involve programming, though I don't hear font developers griping about that. Professional font developers are not quite the luddites the comment suggests.


-----Original Message-----
From: Unicode [mailto:unicode-bounces at unicode.org] On Behalf Of Jean-François Colson
Sent: March 16, 2014 9:33 PM
To: unicode at unicode.org
Subject: Re: [private] Re: Unicode : Greek Extended.

> > Some fonts don't display this correctly; they show the macron 
> > partially or completely to the right of the base letter, instead of 
> > directly
> below
> > it. The solution is to use another font, and to ask font vendors to 
> > fix this combination so it looks decent.

"(2) Fonts are much harder to create. Instead of just needing a graphic designer to draw characters, you now need to a programmer as well, who understands OpenType tables. [.] Again, HackAscii wins."

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