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Re: [css-text] Shaping Isolation and Layout Separation of Inlines

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:31:54 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDDEmLwKxf66opt-pXPp6KLAGbboe-14mjt-_iFczs0yKA@mail.gmail.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, WWW International <www-international@w3.org>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 11:27 AM, fantasai
<fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
> For Arabic, at least, it's always possible to get the right
> form by passing in ZWJ at the start/end of the run as necessary.
> I'm not sure that helps Indic at all, I don't really understand
> Indic shaping.

In other words, if the font format doesn't do character analysis, the
*browser* can do it, and insert fake characters for shaping purposes
at the start/end of runs.

~TJ
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