> It finally came to the front of my consciousness that all the work
> for Arabic shaping and joining should be useful, with appropriate
> for rendering latin script.
> Unfortunately, fonts for such use are likely to require extensions of
> existing standards, perhaps specifying permissible locations on each
> for joining, as well as initial, medial, final and standalone forms,
> perhaps other data.
Are there standards for complex scripts? There's nothing in the open
type font specification that prevents 'simple scripts' from doing
these things, but there *may* be a script-dependent limit on how much
attention the graphics engine pays to the information in the fonts.