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Re: [QUESTION] How to make a font?

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Friday, June 28, 2002, 9:08
En réponse à Tristan McLeay <kesuari@...>:

> > It would mean I couldn't create a single-file font for all of > Etábnanni's (á=a acute) letters. They have three scripts; one is > ideographic (although fortunately there's only about 100 graphemes) > and > another is an alphabet written in syllables á-la Hangul (for much the > same reason, too). Can't remember how many characters it'd take up, > but > I do have a file somewhere that lists all the valid single-character > syllables (long syllables (either with more than four elements or with > a > long vowel) use two spaces). Syllables often contain ligatures within > making it even more like a syllabry. I guess I could always do it with > each individual character in each place, but you'd miss the > ligatures... >
Well, you could always have the components as separate characters, as well as ligatures (or even components of ligatures if those are straightforward enough). It may make less characters. Of course, it means that you have to fiddle with positions and the like to get a good end result, but if you make a Type 1 font it's nothing TeX cannot handle. Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.