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Gwr font

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 7, 2002, 19:12
Results to date of my work on this font can be seen at--  (that's "gwr_script").  Sorry
the jpg's are a bit slow, and the roman annotations on the font image are
not always clear.

1. at present, the dipthongs are two keystrokes, which sometimes causes the
finals not to connect with the consonant bar.  It would be laborious, but I
could make individual symbols for the diphthongs (there are 16).  This would
also help with---

2. Tone marks:  ideally, the keystroke sequence should be Consonant -
vowel/diphthong - final - tone, but it seems impossible to type the tonemark
behind the final.  Any suggestions?  At present, the tonemarks sometimes
work in the sequence C-V/D-TONE-Final, and with further tinkering would
probably work consistently.   I can live with that, though it's not the way
a Gwr keyboard would work.  I'd like to hear from those of you who've
designed complex systems like this-- though must confess I may not
understand what you say......:-)

3. I don't entirely understand why the C symbols are so dark and thick while
the Vs are quite light, though I suppose it has to do with their relative
sizes.  Also, the image shows the script at 32 point, and below 20 point the
Vs become really unreadable.  Should I enlarge everythng?  Or would it help
to make the V space larger-- make the C uprights a bit shorter and move
their bar up???  (I should play around with this, now that I mention