[Harfbuzz-indic] Unicode vs OpenType: nukta after halant
samjnaa at gmail.com
Mon Jul 18 17:32:04 PDT 2011
On 07/19/2011 12:28 AM, Bernard Massot wrote:
> I seems clear to me that when a consonant both has a nukta and a halant,
> nukta must come first.
> If a nukta follows a halant, a dotted circle
> glyph should be inserted before it. Moreover encouraging people not to
> be cautious with character order (by visually correcting their mistake
> instead of displaying an ugly dotted circle) could make indexing,
> searching, sorting, etc., of Indic text fail.
> As far as vedic signs are concerned, OT's saying doesn't even make much
> sense since vedic signs are used only with ancient Sanskrit, whereas
> nukta was invented afterwards to represent sounds alien to Sanskrit.
> They should never occur together.
True, but perhaps rendering engines need to provide *some meaningful*
output for any input.
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