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Subject: RE: Arabic text rising high above baseline
From: "Donald Smith" <dsmith@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 08:15:02 -0600
arabic baseline
Yes, I will be happy to send you the file. Because attachments are forbidden
on the list, please provide your direct e-mail address to me at:




> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Kobayashi
> Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 5:58 PM
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re:  Arabic text rising high above baseline
> 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
> > Reply to the original mail from:
> >  xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >
> Hi,
> 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.)
> Thanks
> Don
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> Tokushige Kobayashi
> Antenna House, Inc.
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