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Re: list of the scripts using hanging baseline?

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 17:28:00 +0200
Message-ID: <1335799197.20110421172800@w3.org>
To: suzuki toshiya <mpsuzuki@hiroshima-u.ac.jp>
CC: www-svg@w3.org
On Thursday, April 21, 2011, 10:31:37 AM, suzuki wrote:

st> Dear Sirs,

st> I'm sorry asking a question which is not directly
st> related with SVG. Is there any maintained list of the scripts
st> that have "hanging-baseline" feature?

It may be that the Unicode consortium has such a list (they list scripts, but I don't know if they add baseline information).

It may be better to ask this on the www-font@w3.org mailing list.

st> SVG 1.1 Text:
st> http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG/text.html#FontsTablesBaselines
st> mentions about Devanagari, Gurumukhi and Bengali.
st> Also it mentions that southern Indic and southern-east
st> Asian scripts are using alphabetical baseline, but
st> without concrete names of the scripts.

st> Looking at the code charts of ISO/IEC 10646 (I've not
st> checked real typesetted text) and lookup the scripts
st> including the glyphs with long horizontal stem on the
st> top, I guess, the hanging baselines are used by:
st>         Devanagari, Bengali, Gurumukhi, Kannada, Tibetan,
st>         Limbu, Sundanese, Meetei Mayak, Syloti Nagri.

st> Regards,
st> mpsuzuki

 Chris Lilley   Technical Director, Interaction Domain                 
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead, Fonts Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
 Member, CSS, WebFonts, SVG Working Groups
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