Unicode ranges with baseline/x-height/X-height

Ilya Zakharevich nospam-abuse at ilyaz.org
Thu May 15 15:50:07 CDT 2014

On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 04:21:23PM +0600, Christopher Fynn wrote:
> Indic scripts generally have  a hanging base

Sure.  And many mathematical symbols should have a “math-centerline base”.

However, the font files I’m working with do not have the information
about where these extra baselines are (or any per-script details); so
I do not care about them at the moment.

So my question was about the “compatible with European scripts”
baseline (this is why I put it near uppercase/lowercase; probably I
needed to be more explicit).


P.S.: in more details: I’m merging a (lousily autogenerated) font
      which has a complete 6.3 BMP (Unifont + my α-level beautifier)
      with a (well designed) font which supports European scripts (but
      even them incompletely: DejaVu).  So the only mismatches may
      appear in the scripts supported by both.

P.P.S.:  However, I presume that in technical writing, the notion of
      	 script is not so set in stone; character/words from one
      	 script would pepper the text as “symbols” inside a running
      	 “human language” text (as Greek does in math-in-Latin, and
      	 Greek and Latin do in math-in-Cyrillic).

	 Do not know how this is handled inside
	 non-Latin/Greek/Cyrillic/Hebrew scripts.

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