From: W. Eliot Kimber (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Mar 18 2003 - 05:27:17 PST
David Tolpin wrote:
>>Has XEP added support for Arabic glyph shaping, and if not, is it likely
>>to by the time of XML Europe?
> Even earlier.
Cool. What about Thai glyph composition?
If XEP can do Arabic glyph shaping and Thai glyph composition it will be
very close to matching XSL Formatter for internationalization support.
These two features are one of the key reasons that my multinational
customers cannot consider XEP as a solution right now.
The only other real showstopper for us is lack of full-page footnotes
for multi-column pages (I have a client that uses footnotes within
multi-column pages and the footnotes must be page wide).
Also, XEP's interpretation of the implications of writing mode on
region-body is not consistent with XSL Formatters and is probably not
consistent with the intent of the FO spec (but the jury's still
out--I've submitted a query for clarification to the editors list but
the WG has yet to take up the issue). This means that in certain layouts
it may not be possible to have interoperable FO instances between XSL
Formatter and XEP. This difference is compounded by a limition in XSL
Formatter, which is that it cannot handle multi-page block-containers,
so you can't use block-container as the child of a flow in order to set
the writing mode for the entire flow, something I think you can do with
XEP (but I haven't tested it).
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