[HarfBuzz] 'init' OT feature in Hebrew
behdad at behdad.org
Fri Nov 12 09:51:37 PST 2010
On 11/11/10 18:38, Maxim Iorsh wrote:
> I intend to use 'init' feature in a certain Hebrew font, but it seems
> there is no support for this in Pango (at least not in my standard
> Inkscape installation). Is it just my problem, or there is indeed need
> to implement it somehow (in HarfBuzz/Pango/Inkscape/elsewhere)? Is it
> supported per script or globally? Some Latin cursives also feature
> distinctive initial letters.
> To make it clear, 'init' is not necessary to render Hebrew properly. It
> is just an artistic feature of a specific cursive font.
Can I see the font? This is the first time I've seen 'init' being used in
that way. Does the font work on Windows? 'init' is *not* for fancy initials.
It's a feature specific to how Arabic, Syriac, and similar scripts work.
> HarfBuzz code suggests that certain scripts (e.g. Syriac) do support it.
> If it is indeed so, I would be grateful if you could briefly refer me to
> the code which probes the word boundary and performs substitution.
> Thank you,
> -- Maxim.
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