[NTG-context] new upload

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Sat Jan 22 11:21:27 CET 2022

On 1/22/2022 8:21 AM, kauśika via ntg-context wrote:
> On Saturday, January 22, 2022 11:36:57 AM IST Aditya Mahajan via ntg-context
> wrote:
>> I finally thought that I'd try out how typesetting Hindi works with ConTeXt,
>> but I don't get the correct output.
>> Input: आदित्य (See complete attached file)
>> Output: See attached.
>> Note that ि  "vowel sign I" should be attached to  द "letter  da" but it is
>> attached to  य "letter ya". Do I need to enable a particular feature?
> Unfortunately some fonts don't work properly in ConTeXt. Noto Sans Devanagari
> is one of them. The accompanying serif font (Noto Serif Devanagari) works just
> fine (mostly, there are problems with that as well).
> In this specific case, there does not seem to be any fix (at least that I could
> find).
> I am trying to test many fonts and come up with a list of fonts which work,
> partially work, don't work, etc. and fixes wherever possible.
Side note: we tested a lot and could find some hacks around font issues 
but in the end decided that adding some heuristics for (maybe whatever 
historic issues) makes no sense because eventually one ends up fighting 
heuristics. So, in the end we removed these fixing features and instead 
just do as announced above: tell what works and not with what fonts (and 
as some fonts are in development we can just wait till things work).

(it is a bit of a pity that support for indic scripts is such a weird 
mix of font technology and engine dependent reshuffling ... probably 
also driven by limitations of open type at that time)


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