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Subject: Re: [docbook] Text and title figures


On Mittwoch, 27. August 2008, Jirka Kosek wrote:
> Thomas Schraitle wrote:
> > Your XSLT customization layer must match for phrase with a role
> > attribute and select for each number the alternative glyph. You need
> > to know the Unicode codepoint of your old-style figures, so you can
> > map the normal figures to the new ones. I'm not 100% sure if these
> > codepoints are available in Unicode. Of course, the font has to
> > support these figures. :)
> AFAIK there are no special codepoints for old-style numbers in Unicode.
> You have to either use font that uses old-style numbers glyphs for
> normal numbers or OpenType font which has old-style number feature --
> in such fonts two type of glyphs for numbers are present. The problem
> is that XSL-FO currently can't access such OpenType features so it
> would be very difficult to persuade FO processor to switch to this
> style of numbers.

Thanks Jirka for clarification. It would be really good if FO processors 
would support OpenType features. Does XSL-FO 2.0 have a solution for 


Thomas Schraitle

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