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Re: Introduction and sandhi scripting question.

From:Edgard Bikelis <bikelis@...>
Date:Saturday, July 8, 2006, 17:40

Carsten Becker wrote:
> I haven't read the grammar yet, but I also agree, the book's > layout is very nice. I downloaded Day Roman on the spot. I > just have to somehow merge the fonts, that's more > comfortable than dealing with one font including all the > letters and another one including all the ligatures and > such. I guess for private use, it's not forbidden ... > > Cheers, > Carsten > > -- > "Miranayam kepauarà naranoaris." (Kalvin nay Hobbes) > Tingraena, Rayam 18, 2315 ya 24:29:32 pd >
Well, there are Unicode codepoints to some ligatures, but maybe it would be easier adding everything to a normal font, beyond the common range, and selecting them from the character map. Not the perfect solution. The best I can imagine is writing a script inside the font for automatic substitution, something like 'st' > 'st' (the ligature). It is not that hard to do, having the program for editing... but very boring, if there are a lot of characters to substitute, or exceptions, like 'St'. That is why I just use it as I downloaded, BTW ; ). A font very worthy creating is for your ornamental script ; ), about which I wrote you last year, I think. Edgard scripsit.