Siddur for N900
dov.grobgeld at gmail.com
Sat Jan 28 19:42:26 IST 2012
Thanks. I have in the last few days returned to hacking on my automatic
Nikkud opentype anchor inserter program that I started working on in 2006.
Since then FontForge has got python bindings, so things are much easier
It turns out that for biblical hebrew with trop the placement rules are far
from simple. Fortunately the logics of the placement has already been
solved in the SBL font [
though the SBL font isn't totally free, I got the answer a few years back,
that it is ok to copy the chained positions and substitution logics from
it. That is my goal with the automatic nikkud insertion, to be able to
"bless" (like perl ;-) a Hebrew font with full Diacritics logics.
On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 19:09, Lior Kaplan <kaplanlior at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 11:49 AM, Dov Grobgeld <dov.grobgeld at gmail.com>wrote:
>> The changes to Frank-Ruehl were part of a small project that I did a
>> number of years ago, that used heuristics (same as in Pango) to build
>> OpenType GPOS tables for any Hebrew font. I used CLM Frank-Reuhl as my test
>> font for the scripts. I remember that there were a few problems left with
>> my GPOS generating script, and since I did not want to do any manual
>> polishing (since that would disable the ability to run the script again), I
>> ended up not releasing anything at all. But since what I have is a lot
>> better than the current Culmus font, I guess that I should release it as
>> is. Who is in charge of Culmus these days?
> Maxim is still the relevant person for any contributions for Culmus.
> He's CCed to this mail.
> http://hamakor.org.il/pipermail/discussions/2012-January/003502.html is
> the context of this mail.
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