[NTG-context] lmtx & lohit-devanagari fonts

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Wed Apr 22 15:19:05 CEST 2020

On 4/22/2020 8:16 AM, Henning Hraban Ramm wrote:
>> Am 21.04.2020 um 15:32 schrieb Wolfgang Schuster <wolfgang.schuster.lists at gmail.com>:
>> You have to set a font which has the required glyphs but you can also use different fonts for both scripts and combine them.
>> \definefallbackfamily [mainface] [ss] [Noto Sans Devanagari]
>>   [range={devanagari,devanagariextended},
>>    features=devanagari-two]
> Does that mean that indic scripts/languages are now fully supported? (Or maybe just scripts, not languages? Do Hindi or Urdu need hyphenation patterns?) I remember this was an open issue.
I'm not sure what you mean. Devanagari is the main category that 
determines the kind of processing. Different languages have different 
details. So, already for many years there is support for a bunch of 
these languages and some time ago a few more were added.

This is something that Kai Eigner and I work ok occasionally and Kai did 
most of the logic, looking at what uniscribe does. He does high quality 
typesetting jobs so you can bet that it works (or worked) for the 
scripts/language combinations that he's familiar with.


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