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From Erik Ogan <e...@change.org>
Subject Re: Ligation Issues in Arabic & Devanagari
Date Thu, 06 Apr 2017 20:34:31 GMT
It was suggested (rightly) that I should post the final PDF here for
completeness. Here is what it looks like:

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/erik-fop-questions/fixed.pdf

Thanks again, I’ve been admiring the result since I was able to produce it.

-e

On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 11:39 AM, Erik Ogan <erik@change.org> wrote:
> THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Removing @language attributes fixed the ligation.
>
> It does mean that the hyphenation will be incorrect, but that is
> arguably a lower priority. And now that I have a working example, I
> can try to build up from here to correct hyphenation.
>
> (It’s also possible the language attributes were being misapplied, or
> applied to widely. This will likely force a more accurate FO file.)
>
> Thanks again. I’ve been beating my head against the desk over this. I
> owe you a beverage of your choice!
>
> -e
>
> On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 9:50 AM, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> wrote:
>> Also, you might try leaving out any xml:lang or language attributes if you
>> still have problems.
>>
>> On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 10:41 AM, Erik Ogan <erik@change.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> Thanks for your quick response! Let me reply inline:
>>>
>>> On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 8:10 AM, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> wrote:
>>> > Firstly, don't specify any script property, or if you do, set it to
>>> > "dflt".
>>> > Try that and see what happens.
>>>
>>> I really only added scripts as a last-ditch attempt, in the hope that
>>> Claudius Teodorescu’s email was the answer for which I’d been looking.
>>> Most of my attempts to make this work did not include them.
>>>
>>> I’ll try setting it to “dflt” now, just to see if it helps, but
>>> otherwise I’ll leave them out.
>>>
>>> > Secondly, there are many Noto Sans fonts, so you may have to specify a
>>> > different font to be applied to specific scripts.
>>>
>>> Sorry, I should have been more precise. I’m using Noto Sans as my
>>> _typeface_, I’m using the various fonts for each of these scripts. For
>>> example I’m using NotoNaskhArabic-{Regular,Bold}.ttf for Arabic, and
>>> NotoSansDevanagari-{Regular,Bold}.ttf for Devanagari.
>>>
>>> > Thirdly, note that Devanagari has never been fully completed, so there
>>> > are a
>>> > few known bugs.
>>>
>>> Interesting. It was working well enough for my test content in the PDF
>>> produced in 2015. Perhaps after this is all released our resident
>>> language expert & I can look into pushing that forward a bit.
>>>
>>> -e
>>>
>>> --
>>> Erik Ogan
>>> erik@change.org
>>> 415.BE.MESSY
>>
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Erik Ogan
> erik@change.org
> 415.BE.MESSY



-- 
Erik Ogan
erik@change.org
415.BE.MESSY

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