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Re: CSS styling for devanagri scripts

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Wed, 29 May 2013 00:25:47 -0700 (PDT)
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <135305209.18259075.1369812347670.JavaMail.root@mozilla.com>

Mayank Jha wrote:

> I was just curious about the language specific features for the
> open-type fonts, while reading the W3C-CSS convention Section 3.
> What I could not get is how can we really alter and control them?
> For example if I take the devanagri script then are there styling
> properties which are specific only to Devanagri script? If yes, then
> could someone please brief me about it ? Also the rendering of the
> font-features might be following some particular method, which could
> be translated as modification of glyphs using font-developing
> applications ? If yes can someone please tell me, what are the
> methods used for rendering so that I can replicate it some where ? 

Language specific features of OpenType fonts are described by
Microsoft's OpenType documentation:

http://www.microsoft.com/typography/otspec/TTOCHAP1.htm

You'll need to work with an experienced type designer to be able to
take advantage of these features.  For example, the designers behind
these fonts:

http://www.indiantypefoundry.com/
https://www.typotheque.com/fonts/fedra_hindi

Cheers,

John Daggett
Received on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 07:26:18 UTC

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