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Re: Unicode question

From:Tristan McLeay <kesuari@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 14, 2004, 3:44
 --- Christophe Grandsire
<christophe.grandsire@...> wrote: > En réponse à
Tristan McLeay :
> > > >Graphite? What's that, apart from what greyleads > are > >made of? > > Here's the post Herman sent about Graphite just 10 > days ago :)) . I still > have it. I just haven't had time to look at it much > in detail yet.
Ah, thanks. I was nomail 10 days ago... I'm going nomail again now because the computer with the internal ADSL modem refuses to boot and my only other option is a laptop i.e. something you can't put an internal modem into. *Sigh*. (BTW: any progress on 48-hr day?)
> From: Herman Miller <hmiller@...> > Subject: SIL's WorldPad and Graphite > To: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU > > >These look interesting: > > > > > > > > > >Graphite is a technology for rendering complex > scripts by reading extra > >tables that are added to Windows TrueType fonts, > and WorldPad is a basic > >word processor that uses this technology. There's > even a project to make > >a version of Mozilla with Graphite support. They > have sample fonts that > >illustrate complex features of scripts like Tamil > and Burmese. There's > >an IPA font that can handle contour tones, stacked > diacritics, > >diacritics on letters with ascenders and > descenders, positioning of the > >superimposed tilde diacritic, etc. I started adding > some Graphite > >features to my OlaeUni font; it takes some getting > used to, but it's > >pretty powerful once you figure out how it works. I > don't think I'll > >have any difficulty adapting the Kazvarad or > Neesklaaz fonts. You can > >even add optional features to fonts, so that for > instance you could deal > >with ligatures differently in two different > languages. > > > > Christophe Grandsire. > > > > You need a straight mind to invent a twisted > conlang. >
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