[HarfBuzz] Malayalam reph positioning
behdad at behdad.org
Tue Jul 9 06:07:34 PDT 2013
On 13-07-09 09:09 AM, Suresh P wrote:
> The Malayalam reph is to be placed logically in the beginning of syllable and
> positioned above-base. But it is now seen at the end of the syllable even as
> hb-ot-shape-complex-indic.cc says:
> /* There are two kinds of characters marked as Repha:
> * - The ones that are GenCat=Mn are already positioned visually, ie.
> after base. (eg. Khmer)
> * - The ones that are GenCat=Lo is encoded logically, ie. beginning of
> syllable. (eg. Malayalam)
> Meanwhile old harfbuzz and pango indic shaper get it right as above-base.
Malayalam dotreph is a fairly new addition to Unicode, and the way Uniscribe
(Windows 8 at least) implements it is the way new HarfBuzz does. Older Pango
and HarfBuzz simply didn't support it.
> - suresh
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