[b-hebrew] A threat to the integrity of the Hebrew language?

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Fri Jul 18 15:00:14 EDT 2003


On Friday 18 July 2003 12:28, Trevor Peterson wrote:
> >===== Original Message From Dave Washburn <dwashbur at nyx.net> =====
> >When it comes to words like yerushalaim, I have typed this word dozens of
> >times in a regular TTF simply by a little creative use of the furtive
> > patah. Most fonts that I know of include variations on the vowel points
> > in order to align with narrow letters and such, and I would hope that
> > Unicode fonts do something similar.  So I suspect that the means to
> > resolve these minor issues already exists without creating a whole new
> > set.
>
> Peter can probably give a more intelligent answer here, but in my limited
> experience using Unicode fonts so far, I don't think there are alternate
> forms of vowel points built in. But if I understand correctly, the issue
> here is not whether multiple points will fit but what order they come out
> in. It sounds like there's something in Unicode that automatically sorts
> these multiple "diacritics" in a certain order, so that they end up
> misconfigured.

Could be.  You could fit everything I know about Unicode into a thimble and 
still have room for your foot.

-- 
Dave Washburn
http://www.nyx.net/~dwashbur
"God does a lot of things in the Psalms
that He can't get away with in systematic theology."



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