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From "Bertrand Delacretaz" <bdelacre...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Re: Implementing OpenType font support, how hard?
Date Thu, 03 Aug 2006 15:48:54 GMT
On 8/3/06, Manuel Mall <mm@arcus.com.au> wrote:
> On Thursday 03 August 2006 21:04, Simon Pepping wrote:

> >... The main problem with all these smart font features is that you
> > cannot implement them in rendering without also implementing them in
> > the linebreaking code....

> ...That comment does not only apply to line breaking, justification,
> hyphenation, word spacing, are all affected. That is layout needs to
> know the exact metrics the renderer is going to use.

Doesn't kerning cause the same problem as smart font features (like
automatic ligatures)? It also causes the total width of a group of
character to change when the group is split between two lines.


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