On Sun, 2 Nov 2003, Behnam wrote:
> > First of all: There are two Behnam's on this list interested in
> > font issues!
> Not to mention many more people with names starting or ending with "beh"!
> (like Connie for example !!)
That Connie case is an exception (do they say "beh beh" instead
of "bah bah" in Ghazvini?).
> > Well, here is the problem, as Behnam Esfahbod mentioned earlier,
> > the isolated letters (those that do not join to the left or right
> > letters) and Persian YE and KE are those that are drawn with the
> > small (bitmap?) font.
> > And here is my explanation of the cause of the problem (just
> > guessing from the symptoms, but pretty sure that's it): First,
> > the correct font (big one) do not have glyphs for Persian Ye and
> > Ke letters. And second one should be in the engine: The
> > isolated glyphs are shared between Arabic block (0600) and
> > Arabic Presentation Forms B (FB00) in the font, and Mozilla and
> > any other Arabic shaping engine maps the isolated letters to the
> > Forms B block, but the rendering engine refuses to draw them, as
> > its simply using the glyph for the 0600 codepoint. It should be
> > pretty simple to hack a workaround in the Mozilla codebase. Send
> > me an iBook and I will do that in a week.
> I guess you got it right. I don't understand the programming part but I'm
> familiar with Arabic Presentation Forms.
> Let's hope Panther did the needed work. It's more practical than sending you
> an iBook. Besides, I have a desktop computer!
I guess using a bitmap font instead solves the issue, as bitmap
fonts usually do not share glyphs.
> A friend of mine in Italy has Panther installed and he told me that
> everything on his browser is now appearing normal with the exception of
> dotted Yeh, which I don't think is related to the same issue.
That's from the page itself.
PS. Doesn't feel quite bad when you sign your emails with Joe,
AND people see that you are not so dumb!
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