Re: selections and combining characters

From: Karl Ove Hufthammer (
Date: Tue Apr 23 2002 - 03:45:55 EDT

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    Andrew Dunbar <> wrote in

    > This is why I think the piecetable needs to know about "glyphs
    > made of multiple codepoints".

    And also single codepoints displayed as multiple glyphs. :)

    > Nope it's much harder. Selection needs to know about
    > the qualities of each character it encounters.

    The Unicode character database, 'UnicodeData.txt' at
    <URL: > has information on
    all this. This database *needs* to be embedded in AbiWord for
    correct linebreaking, wordbreaking, 'ligature'-creating, sorting,
    glyph display &c.

    Karl Ove Hufthammer

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