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Re: Kuraw and Unicode (was Re: It's up)

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Saturday, October 11, 2003, 9:48
Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> writes:
>And very impressive it is, too. > >Since I'm back on the scene again, I'll offer to make a TTF, although >I can't see how it would be easy to map your glyphs into the 8-bit >Windows ANSI character space. It would probably be trivial to map it >onto the Devanagari code points in Unicode, but I don't have the >ability to do that.
Thank you. I've been developing Kuraw for probably the past two years. The calligraphic form came to me in inspiration, partly from Devanagari and also partly from the Ranjana script used by the Newari. The calligraphic form has a kind of gothic feel to me as well. A much easier, though not nearly as impressive technique would be to simply not use the conjuncts and for consonant clusters, use the base glyphs, but put the Virama over it to make it a consonant. it is still quite pretty, but simplistic and probably and easy way out. as much as i'd love to have it as a font, unless you're 100% willing to try, i'd not bother, but if you really want to, be my guest! :). I've read that typewriters that print Devanagari often don't have all the special conjuncts (irregular forms) so they use the "half characters" to type them (the ones that make the regular forms). I can only imagine how complex coding Balinese or Javanese typesets must have been. __________________________ I've got love and anger they come as a pair You can take your chances but buyer beware