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Re: Tahano Nuhicamu font (was: Re: Keyboards)

From:Tim May <butsuri@...>
Date:Saturday, January 14, 2006, 16:15
Carsten Becker wrote at 2006-01-14 17:02:27 (+0100)
 > Paul Bennett wrote:
 > > If you can't encode your script in 128K codepoints, I think you
 > > need to think about whether you have an effective writing system,
 > > though there are about 65,530 more Planes of 64K codepoints each
 > > that are yet to be defined, and which probably will not be
 > > defined any time soon. It's naughty, but sometimes you gotta just
 > > hope you don't get caught...
 > By means of computers, this writing system is certainly not
 > efficient. I just don't understand what I do wrong when trying to
 > place anchors and such. It would significantly cut down the number
 > of defined characters in the font. I think I should google for that
 > regarding Windows's support of OpenType.

Do OpenType instructions work _at all_ in the PUA?  I'm not sure they
do.  OpenType requires a certain amount of script-specific information
built into the renderer (e.g. UniScribe or Pango modules) - one of the
advantages of Graphite is supposed to be that it doesn't need this, it
can be defined entirely by the font.  (Of course, the disadvantage of
Graphite, so far, is that hardly anything uses it.)