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Re: The WHY of Xft

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: The WHY of Xft
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 09:32:23 +0900 (JST)
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In article <address@hidden>, James Cloos <address@hidden> writes:
> There are also still at least a couple of things I forgot to mention.
> Server-side unicode fonts are limited to the bmp, so one cannot edit
> scripts that use non-bmp characters w/o switching to client-side
> fonts.  Client-side fonts are also necessary to take full advantage
> of opentype features.

And, from a viewpoint of multilingualization, the biggest
advantage of using local-side font (via Xft or by freetype
directly) is that we can access such OpenType tables as
GSUB/GPOS for Indic, and etc.

Ken'ichi HANDA

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