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Re: [emacs-bidi] Hebrew characters categories

From: Yair Friedman (Jerusalem)
Subject: Re: [emacs-bidi] Hebrew characters categories
Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2001 15:14:05 +0200
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TAKAHASHI Naoto <address@hidden> writes:

> Eli Zaretskii writes:
>> These mostly convey information about their position relative to the base 
>> character, right?  If so, couldn't this info be encoded in the font?
> Assuming that variation of the width of base characters is small, it
> is possible.

Yes, but we want to detect and handle collisions. I'm not sure that we
want to relay on the font designer.

> Also check the range of U+FB00 .. U+FB4F in Unicode; there are some
> precomposed Hebrew glyphs.  We can utilise them for displaying,
> although further composition may be required.

These are considered computability/discouraged.  They don't have to be
supported by the font.  In addition they don't exist in (future) 8859-8.

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