At 09:07 PM 4/1/2003, Peter_Constable@... wrote:

>On a few occasions in the past there has been discussion of typeforms
>involving a base character modified by some appendage that is connected,
>and it has been commented that generally it is preferable for these to be
>encoded as atomic characters rather than as base + combining mark

I can't see any advantage to such atomic encoding in a modern text
processing environment with smart font support. It is easy enough to map
e.g. b + palatal hook to a ligature using a glyph composition feature.

John Hudson

Tiro Typeworks
Vancouver, BC tiro@...

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