July 17, 2006

Complex Rendering in Linux

Mark is regrettably right about the rendering problems in Firefox, but it is worth noting that other Linux browsers get it right. Konqueror handles Mark's Bengali example just fine, as well as the Tamil and Urdu text I've been working on recently. Tamil presents the same kinds of differences between phonological and graphical order that Bengali does, and Urdu requires right-to-left rendering as well as positional variants and ligatures. Galeon, a browser I like a lot, renders Tamil and Urdu correctly but not Bengali. I don't know why that is.

Posted by Bill Poser at July 17, 2006 02:57 AM