On Sun, 15 Apr 2012, Vafa Khalighi wrote:
> Suppose you have bold, italic, regular versions of a particular font. If
> you make the mark and mkmk features for regular version, can you just copy
> the same thing to other styles (italic, bold, etc)? would the result be ok?
> or you need to make mark and mkmk features for other styles too?
Maybe you could get away with that for bold, but it probably wouldn't be
very good, and I don't think you could reasonably do it for italic. When
a letter is slanted, its top is no longer at the same coordinates as
before; so if the accent was above the top of the letter before slanting,
it will no longer be above the top of the letter after slanting.
If your italics are really italics - with different shapes for some
letters - then the letters that have different shapes will need completely
new positions for the accents. If your italics are fake ones, just
created by slanting the roman shapes, then it might be reasonable to apply
the same slanting transformation to the accent anchors and use the
results; but even then it wouldn't just be cutting and pasting.
mskala@... People before principles.