[scribus] CTL code merge successfully finished. This is huge!
zm at revue-gugu.org
Wed Dec 7 22:00:37 UTC 2016
John Jason Jordan,
thank you for this very nice and compact summary on diacritics.
All Scribus users who never need those can just smile and move on.
But all Scribus users who need diacritics, especially the stacked ones,
will be partying all night. Because the beauty of the new text rendering
is that it now handles many of those nasties and makes life so much better.
Today we got a second bonus-Sinter-Claas with this merge,
On 07.12.2016 22:20, John Jason Jordan wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:42:05 -0200
> José Antonio Rocha <joseantoniorocha at gmail.com> dijo:
>> 2016-12-07 7:09 GMT-02:00 ZASKE Martin <zm at revue-gugu.org>:
>>> so far we had to manually move certain combining diacritical markers
>>> to where they belong, namely centred above their respective vowels.
>> Why do not you use the proper diacritical unicode character, instead
>> of a compound one?
> In many languages with alphabetic writing systems, and also in certain
> technical writing, there is more than one diacritic. I have
> occasionally seen as many as three on a glyph. And the glyphs may be
> more than just the vowels; sometimes consonants take diacritics as
> well. Considering all the possible glyphs and the possible diacritics,
> the number of glyph+diacritic(s) combinations you might need could be
> massive, at least far more than the font designer included in the font.
> Using combining diacritics expands the possibilities.
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