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Re: Mirroring Unicode symbols in Arabian

From: Khaled Hosny <khaledhosny@eglug.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:40:41 +0200
To: Neil Soiffer <NeilS@dessci.com>
Cc: Kent Karlsson <kent.karlsson14@telia.com>, David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>, Daniel Marques <dani@wiris.com>, "www-math@w3.org" <www-math@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20130220154041.GA16415@khaled-laptop>
XITS Math fonts has mirrored math characters, but they are accessible
only with 'rtlm' OpenType feature (but it is possible to build a special
version of it with the RTL glyphs as the default).
https://github.com/khaledhosny/xits-math

Regards,
Khaled

On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 12:12:41PM -0800, Neil Soiffer wrote:
> I agree.  The right solution is to find a font where the characters are
> mirrored. Unfortunately, I don't know of many that have mirrored
> characters, although I know someone found one for use in the MathML spec
> where some examples were needed.  I'm afraid though that I didn't find the
> details in a quick search.  Maybe someone else can give a URL where you can
> download it.
> 
>      Neil
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 3:54 AM, Kent Karlsson <kent.karlsson14@telia.com>wrote:
> 
> >
> > Den 2013-02-19 12:40, skrev "David Carlisle" <davidc@nag.co.uk>:
> > > http://www.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/UnicodeData.txt
> > >
> > > Is the master source for most of the information but there are derived
> > > files, in particular
> > >
> > > http://www.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/BidiMirroring.txt
> > >
> > > has the characters re-ordered by mirroring property rather than
> > codepoint.
> >
> > Na, the BidiMirroring.txt file is an attempt at doing the mirroring on a
> > character basis. For the "[BEST FIT]" ones, one really should do a glyph
> > based mirroring (either statically in the font, or dynamically at rendering
> > time).
> >
> >     /Kent K
> >
> >
> >
> >
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