Re: Unix glyph detection urgently needed

From: Andrew Dunbar (
Date: Mon Jun 23 2003 - 03:13:14 EDT

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     --- Tomas Frydrych <> wrote:
    > Hi Andrew,
    > > Does your patch take into account mapping
    > > smart-quotes to dumb quotes and the general
    > > microsoft symobls generally missing from many unix
    > > fonts?
    > > Just checking (:
    > Never really thought about that; this is easy to do
    > and I will do it, if you let me know which symbols
    > in addtion to the quotes you have in mind.

    There is a bug report. Let me find it...
    I believe this is one of the things RemapGlyph used to
    do so it's important it still gets done. Though I
    think it was ever done too well.
    Bug 2421: "TM, Bullet, Euro, Smart Quotes and other
    symbols originating in Windows Documents"

    > Also, the shaping engine can do dumb->smart quote
    > translation which is language sensitive. It is not
    > used for anything, as there were objections
    > to 'soft' (display-only) translation, but when
    > someone wants to implement smart quotes again. its
    > there for the taking.

    Yes the main objections were mine (: I stumbled across
    this code the other day and almost added a bunch of
    quote character mappings for various languages and
    then I wondered if it was the old soft-remapping code
    or some now code...

    Drawing "smart quotes" as "straight quotes" is a
    soft-remapping issue though so I'm not sure in which
    place you want to fix this or if indeed both places
    will now be needed.


    > Tomas
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