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Re: [OT] Re: redhat logo on gnome menu / menu bar.



On Tue, 30 Sep 2003, Roozbeh Pournader wrote:

> On Tue, 2003-09-30 at 15:19, seth vidal wrote:
> > Yah - I noticed that too. But I wasn't familiar with the language to
> > know if selecting only part of it changed the letter to be used. For
> > example, korean changes the character dependent on what you type.
>
> This was the Persian language, written in the Arabic script. And yes, it
> *does* have that "contextual shaping" behavior. But in no language in
> the word should selecting (a read-only act) change the appearance
> underlying text. But again, since this is a bidirectional script, so
> getting things like this right is a little hard.

First time I saw this behaviour was in mozilla.  Right now I'm
thinking that having such a *feature* may not be so bad some
times.  Consider selecting Arabic text when your font supports
and you are seeing those nasty ligatures of three or more
letters...

> roozbeh




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