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I have a few questions for those of you who are experienced in using "Anchors" in Fontlab.
I am a student of linguistics. At our institute we are currently trying to make a font with advanced accent capabilities. For instance we'd like to have a simple way for putting multiple accents (>2) on a base glyph (see attached picture of a "long syllabic stressed r").
For this purpose the "Anchors" feature seems very useful. It seems to me, though, that anchors work only within Fontlab and cannot be understood by an ordinary word-processing program. Is that true?
What has OpenType got to do with anchors or how could I make use of OpenType features for solving the problem (smartly and elegantly, may I add?)?