Re: [xsl] Arabic text rising high above baseline

Subject: Re: [xsl] Arabic text rising high above baseline
From: Kobayashi <koba@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 08:57:32 +0900
Dear Mr. Smith,

Would you please send me the portion of your troubled
Arabic ?

You may zip the portion. 

I am now studying rendering of Arabic, and going to present
a report at the small meeting in Tokyo about "Rendering 
Arabic with Unicode and XSL-FO" on March 1st. It will be possible
to discuss the topic at the meeting.

Best regards,

Tokushige Kobayashi

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I'm writing an FO stylesheet that renders Arabic content. I have a small set
of words in Arabic that rise significantly above the baseline compared to
all the other Arabic words. So high, in fact, that in tables they crash into
the top cell border (but all other words are fine).

Does anyone know (a) what causes this (is it simply a matter of the
particular characters that make up the word and the accents, etc. used?) and
(b) whether there is any to be done to bring these specific words closer to
the baseline (without affecting the others)?

(I do have an example file but the Arabic content will be lost if I copy and
paste; anyone interested in seeing this in either FO or PDF let me know.
I'll send it to you off list. Also, I don't know Arabic so I can't report
which words are exhibiting this behavior.)



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