languagesystem latn TUR

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Aug 19, 2002 Aug 19, 2002

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The FDK sample files, as well as OT fonts that Adobe has shipped, declares a Latin language with the abbreviation "TUR" as an exception for some ligature lookups. Turkish is abbreviated as TRK, as specified in the OT spec:



The spec. says that Microsoft uses these tag names. Does this mean that each vendor can use its ow...



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Aug 19, 2002 Aug 19, 2002

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TUR is an error, which I've already reported to Adobe. The correct Turkish language system tag is indeed TRK and, no, vendors should not use their own codes.

The presence of a Turkish language system tag in most of the Adobe 'standard' OT fonts is unnecessary, since these fonts do not contain the necessary diacritics for Turkish.

Language system tags are not currently utilised by any systems or apps, but they will be (probably first by Microsoft).

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Aug 21, 2002 Aug 21, 2002

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We're trying to be careful to use "TRK" in future fonts, as John says. However, as mentioned, nobody is using this--yet.

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