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

Peter Kirk peter.r.kirk at ntlworld.com
Sat Jul 19 06:03:47 EDT 2003

On 18/07/2003 11:28, 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.
>Trevor Peterson
I wish I had been able to summarise it so well, Trevor.

Peter Kirk
peter.r.kirk at ntlworld.com

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