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Re: Lindiga web test

From:Jeff Jones <jeffsjones@...>
Date:Friday, November 8, 2002, 7:11
On Thu, 7 Nov 2002 22:29:02 -0500, Herman Miller <hmiller@...> wrote:

>As Lindiga phonology evolves, I'm starting to think that I should >distinguish between voiced and voiceless consonants. The problem is that >the trick of using commas instead of dots under the consonants won't work >for the new letters that represent voiced sounds. There aren't any >precomposed "d" and "z" with commas or cedillas, and the combining >comma/cedilla diacritics don't exist in Times New Roman. Fortunately, it >_does_ have the combining dot below, but of course it doesn't line up >properly. > >So I made a test page. > > > >This page contains samples of characters with separate dots and precomposed >characters (for all except the slashed L, since Unicode doesn't have a >precomposed "l with stroke and dot below" character), with the default font >and also with the Thryomanes font. All of these are readable in Mozilla 1.1 >(Windows XP), although the dots in the first sample aren't lined up >properly. Internet Explorer 6.0 can't display the precomposed characters if >the default font doesn't have them, but both versions of the Thryomanes >test display correctly. If the Thryomanes font isn't installed, only the >version with separate dots is readable. > >I'm thinking of using the third sample -- characters with separate dots, >and the Thryomanes font -- since that version seems to work best in the >configurations that I've tested. If anyone wants to test the page with >different browsers, default browser fonts, or operating systems, let me >know of any problems that come up.
Only set #2 showed up as boxes, otherwise OK. No surprise -- I downloaded Thryomanes some time ago and use IE4/W95, with Lucida Sans Unicode as the default for UTF-8. Of course, the dots are almost invisible, like almost any diacritic in almost any font. Jeff
>If you don't have the Thryomanes font, you can download it from: > > > >-- >languages of Azir------> ---<>--- >hmiller (Herman Miller) "If all Printers were determin'd not to print any > email password: thing till they were sure it would offend no body, >\ "Subject: teamouse" / there would be very little printed." -Ben Franklin