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Telugu OpenType Specification


Creating and supporting OpenType fonts for the Telugu script

This document presents information that will assist font developers in creating fonts for the Telugu script covered by the Unicode Standard 3.1.

The Telugu script is used the write the Telugu language of Andhra Pradesh, India as well as minority languages Gondi and Lambadi. Font developers will learn how to encode complex script features in their fonts, choose character sets, organize font information, and use existing tools to produce Telugu fonts. Registered features of the Telugu script are defined and illustrated, encodings are listed, and templates are included for compiling Telugu layout tables for OpenType fonts.

This document also presents information about the Telugu OpenType shaping engine of Uniscribe, an operating system component responsible for text layout.

In addition to being a primer and specification for the creation and support of Telugu fonts, this document is intended to more broadly illustrate the OpenType Layout architecture, feature schemes, and operating system support for shaping and positioning text.


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Telugu OpenType Specification
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