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[Bug 12400] Inconsistent treatment of combining characters beginning text run

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Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:43:37 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12400

--- Comment #5 from Shai Berger <shai@platonix.com> ---
It is currently supported badly by Firefox and Chrome (used Chromium) on Linux;
I suspect it is not supported by IE, and I don't know about others (but they
all use Webkit now, don't they?...)

By "supported badly" I mean that applying separate styling to combining
characters does render a separately styled character, but it is usually moved a
little off the place it should be (less than a whole character width, but
some).

I wasn't able to test this much on IE, as I'm not a Windows user. In the little
tests I was able to do, IE failed to display the combining characters; I can't
be sure if this was a problem with the feature or a font lacking the combining
characters I used (Hebrew diacritics). 

Also, I'm not sure the others behave the same in this respect on all platforms.

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