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Re: Bopomofo summary updated

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2015 23:10:17 -0500
Message-ID: <54D59029.4030504@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org, CJK discussion <public-i18n-cjk@w3.org>
On 02/04/2015 01:21 PM, Edward O'Connor wrote:
>
>> The positioning of tones 2-4 should be achieved using OpenType font
>> rules[…]
>
> I disagree. As you go on to say,
>
>> I'm not aware of any such font at the moment
>
> Browser engines need to be able to do the right thing for tone marks
> whether or not the font had such info in it. Also, tone mark positioning
> isn't like other optional font features like ligatures. Their position
> isn't stylistic.

A lot of font features aren't optional. See e.g. pretty much any
Indic script.

The font layer is the right place to implement this. It is *not* a
ruby feature, it's a writing system feature that applies also to
normal inline text.

~fantasai
Received on Saturday, 7 February 2015 05:18:12 UTC

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