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Michel Boyer

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  • I just checked the site of the Mount Currie Lilwat Nation and what is actually used is a l with a combining comma above
  • I'd like to know of a tool that can answer such questions. I downloaded in May a file Crubadan.csv that contains in a jsondata field called "boundary" (whose meaning is unclear to me) those characters for the following languages Name …
  • Denis Moyogo Jacquerye said: @Michel Boyer As I have said earlier, U+0132 and U+0133 are only used inside the dictionary, they are converted to the digraphs IJ and ij when spellchecking. It will output words with i+j when correcting spelling, b…
  • According to https://hunspell.github.io, the spell checker for LibreOffice, OpenOffice and InDesign is the same, namely Hunspell: Hunspell is the spell checker of LibreOffice, OpenOffice.org, Mozilla Firefox 3 & Thunderbird, Google Chrome, and i…
  • Indeed, unfortunately the dictionary contains the following entries with the digraph ij. Bijou/PN bijouterie/Zb bijou/Ya bijous Beijing Fiji The problem is with the list, not with the error correcting program. Such dictionaries should be usefu…
  • I just downloaded the OpenOffice Dutch spelling dictionary and it contains 10254 entries with the ij digraph and 99 with IJ. That means that if a user types the word when the dictionary is active, the substutition is made in the source file. I think y…
  • The fontbakery site is not down as you can see by following the link http://fontbakery.com/index-old.html. The problem is that fontbakery.com redirects after 2 seconds to the fixed IP address of a site that is down.
  • I was always fascinated by an italic f used in Springer's Ergebnisse der Mathematik. Here is from Behnke & Thullen, Theorie der Funktionen mehrerer komplexer Veränlichen, Zweite erweiterte Auflage, 1970.      It seems to me the editors were for…
  • I don't see how you can decide at the glyph level for an fi ligature in  pressechefin and no fi ligature in chefingenieur
  • The ligatures in the rectangle above are treated correctly only if the font has no f_f_f ligature (which would be exceptional indeed); by default InDesign does nothing special but to apply the ligatures in the font when activated.
  • If I understand correctly, the script uses grep to select the offending ligatures, turns off liga on the selection and then selects metrics kerning. Neat. Also, from the following comment, I understand that InDesign could already handle some except…
  • I just downloaded the OpenOffice German language extension and unzipped it to check for fj and then, out of curiosity, I looked for fi. The hyphenation dictionary contains 33 entries with an f-i hyphenation including chef1ingenieur grund1stoff1in1…
  • To prevent the ligature in Stoffjacke in XeLaTeX, a zero width non joiner between f and j appears to be a solution (I prefer using an explicit \kern but I guess  that's not the way to go with InDesign). But then, you kern what against what?
  • John Hudson said: [...]  And as mentioned previously, there are some properly spacing signs that need to be classified as marks in order to be skipped in GSUB, and which then need to have their widths added back. John, where is that doc…
  • Thomas According to Unicode Technical Note #2, here is the way to get the bounding box of a character with combining diacritical marks: combination_bounding_rect = base_bounding_rect; display the base glyph at (0,0); while (more m…
  • John Hudson said: I just checked with TextEdit on the macintosh and uni0302 quite wide and the width had no effect on the rendering. I'm not sure what you mean here. [...] If you made a version in which you gave the /uni0302/ glyph an advance…
  • I just checked with TextEdit on the macintosh and uni0302 quite wide and the width had no effect on the rendering.
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  • I always took for granted that I could rely on the FontForge metrics window to see how the glyphs are expected to be positioned. Here the combining diacritic in U+0302, the font is Source Sans pro, mark is activated and this is the 2012 version of F…
  • Concerning relative widths, here are psi, phi and theta from John Hudson's SBL Greek
  • Here are the relative positions of periodcentered, hyphen and cdot in commonly used LaTeX packages.  Notice that the  vertical positioning of cdot relative to periodcentered (on any text on the current line) does not seem to be affected by the surr…
  • Here is how they render with XeLaTeX with \setmathfont{STIX Two Math} and equation   \[ x\cdotp x\cdot x\bullet x\smblkcircle x\] \smblkcircle belongs to a series of black circles of various sizes.
  • If you want to see what the math symbols are expected to look like for publishers that heavily use math fonts, you can have a look at the STIX fonts.
  • The MySQL 8.0 documentation clearly says  Croatian collations are tailored for these Croatian letters: Č, Ć, Dž, Đ, Lj, Nj, Š, Ž. Three of those letters are digraphs, i.e. composed of two unicode characters (implying, so it seems, that we need t…
  • What I understand from the Unicode collation chart for Croatian is that the characters between braces need to be taken as a whole in alphabetical ordering of Croatian words. I seem to be able to select individual characters (I mean select L and J …
  • A working link: Kaiser Gothic, Dan Solo.
  • If you can read Japanese, maybe this note can help: Technote 10004 (appears to be using the Japanese Shift JIS encoding). In a diagram I see a pointer to something called "fdef routine"... That may not be something easy to guess.
  • Sorry, my count was incorrect. If I execute the command  find . -type f | sed 's/^.*\.//' | sort | uniq -c in the plex-master folder I get the following output    8 designspace    1 editorconfig   64 eot   24 fea    1 gitignore 19062 glif    …
  • If you follow the link https://github.com/IBM/plex you get a download button for everything, including sources. Here is the number of files of each type   16 eot    6 fea 4992 glif   16 otf   36 plist   16 ttf   32 vfb   96 woff   96 woff2
  • John Hudson said: So go make yourself a custom keyboard layout, and open source it if you'd like other people to adopt it. It isn't difficult, and it's an entirely appropriate solution to what you want to achieve. Just having a custom …