Coloured Punctuation and Annotation

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at
Thu Apr 6 04:54:17 CDT 2017

On Wed, Apr 05, 2017 at 05:29:57PM -0700, Asmus Freytag wrote:
> On 4/5/2017 5:14 PM, Michael Everson wrote:
> > > On 5 Apr 2017, at 23:16, Asmus Freytag <asmusf at> wrote:
> > > 
> > > Do you have any examples of plain text that is rendered with parts of characters having white (opaque) background?
> > > 
> > > I'm not aware of any
> > There are certainly MSS (in many languages) where some punctuation made of dots have some of the dots red and some black.
> Agreed, those would be a challenge to reproduce with standard font
> technology and in plain text.

Not any more, thanks to Emoji!

This page should show colored Hamza, diacritical dots and vowel marks on
web browsers that support MS color font format (currently Firefox, Edge,
and Internet Expoler on latest Windows 10):

No special markup have been used, the color information is embedded in
a regular OpenType font.


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