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Re: [css-fonts-3] i18n-ISSUE-287: Figure 4 - combining diacritics

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 18:07:54 -0700 (PDT)
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Cc: W3C Style <www-style@w3.org>, www International <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1082523260.7969776.1379034474355.JavaMail.zimbra@mozilla.com>

Richard Ishida wrote:

> http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/WD-css-fonts-3-20130711/#typography-background
> Typography Background
> Figure 4 & "The use of combining diacritic marks creates many variations 
> for an underlying letterform"
> Not sure what is the intent of fig 4. If it's to show how a font has to 
> cater for variation in placement and shape of glyphs, it might be better 
> to use examples of tone marks in Thai and medial consonants in Burmese, 
> etc. I can supply examples if needed.
> This would also introduce the idea of complex scripts, which I thought 
> was lacking in this section.

It's simply there to illustrate that basic letterforms are often
combined with diacritics.  I do think it would be interesting to go
into this in a little more depth and add examples for complex scripts
but, given the late date and the informative nature of this section, I
think this should wait until the next level.  Any examples and/or
illustrations you can provide in that regard would be most appreciated.


John Daggett
Received on Friday, 13 September 2013 01:08:22 UTC

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