[Fontconfig] monospaced fonts and combining characters: fontconfig
behdad at cs.toronto.edu
Thu Jul 14 02:45:55 EST 2005
On Wed, 13 Jul 2005, Keith Packard wrote:
> Yeah, probably. Is there a compact representation for all of the
> combining characters?
The Unicode General Category of the characters can tell you that.
I can prepare a compact table if you need.
> Or should we just permit advances of 0 for any
> character? The latter would be far easier, and would follow the method
> used to identify dual-spaced fonts, while the former might avoid
> mis-identifying some broken fonts.
I prefer the latter. Moreover, there was the discussion of
monospace fonts on the OpenType list last week. Seems like
according to the OpenType spec, a monospace font should have all
the widths equal, no zero width allowed. Combining characters
can get their width zeroed using OpenType tables. There were
suggestions to change this behavior though.
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