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Re: [emacs-bidi] diacritics, ligatures, etc.

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [emacs-bidi] diacritics, ligatures, etc.
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 12:22:42 +0200 (IST)

On Mon, 12 Nov 2001, TAKAHASHI Naoto wrote:

> I have heard that placing Hebrew diacritical marks at the correct
> position (or at the position that looks good) is very difficult for
> computers.

Can you tell any details, or where to look to find them?

My experience with one (very old) DOS word processor that supported 
diacriticals is that there's no problem to do that well enough for the 
text to be readable.  After all, Emacs is not a typesetter, so we don't 
need it to provide the same accuracy as we require from a typeset
Bible ;-).

> If it is true, Emacs' default composition mechanism may
> not sufficient and you may want to use a precomposed font to get
> better glyphs.

Could you tell a bit more about a possible use of Emacs compositions for 
diacriticals, and especially about its limitations?

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