[NTG-context] encoding for gothic fonts

Henning Hraban Ramm hraban at fiee.net
Sun Nov 18 18:09:56 CET 2007


Am 2007-11-18 um 10:30 schrieb Taco Hoekwater:

>> I didn't check yet what characters are contained in which, but I
>> guess ConTeXt would need some logic to enable proper typesetting of
>> blackletter text, e.g. handling s and ſ. Have to look at Yannis'
>> efforts for LaTeX, too. And I guess I must recode these fonts to
>> follow Unicode standards (should be manageable with a fontforge  
>> script).
> Do you mean Yannis' yfrac etc.?  IIRC, that depends on his special
> fonts. While browsing, I found this package:
>    http://www.lg.fukuoka-u.ac.jp/~ynagata/khmpackage.html

Thank you. I'm trying to follow the most modern approach: OpenType  
features - if I manage to put the logic into the font, it's usable  
also with InDesign. Even if I don't know if ConTeXt (i.e. XeTeX/ 
LuaTeX) will handle stuff like alternative characters well.
At the moment I'm struggling filling the GSUB tables with  
FontForge... (it's easy *if* you know exactly what you do)

> PS "gothic latex" is an interesting search term :-)

I guess one will find more black than letters and more masked than  
type faces. ;-)


Greetlings from Lake Constance!
Hraban
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