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I'm prototyping a cursive font where, at least on paper, any word with a "t" in it has the crossbar on the t extended to the left and right over letters as long as this fits; verticals in h, l, d, etc. will cut off the bar, so something like:
becomes something like:
I'm not entirely sure how to implement this, though. I was thinking of using many-to-many GSUB rules based on glyph classes, but no matter how I look at it, it turns into needing recursive GSUB behaviour...
1) t [low] ->[t with bar that continues right] [low with left-connecting overbar]
2) [low with left-connecting overbar] [low] ->[low with fully connecting overbar] [low with left-connecting overbar]
3) [low with left-connecting overbar] [high] -> [low with fully connecting overbar] [high with lef-connecting overbar stub]
and rule 2 would have to recursively kick in... and that's just in one direction.
Has anyone every tried something like this before? Or does anyone have thoughts on how this might be achieved?