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USAGE: new Unicode fonts [was: Re: USAGE: Western Usonian /a/]

From:dirk elzinga <dirk.elzinga@...>
Date:Friday, February 9, 2001, 17:33
On Fri, 9 Feb 2001, John Cowan wrote:

> dirk elzinga scripsit: > > Hey. > > > > The messages about the low back vowels of Usonian English come > > As it happens, I've been doing a > > little work with the Deseret Alphabet (a phonemic writing scheme > > devised at Brigham Young's request to assist English literacy > > among foreign Mormon immigrants to the Salt Lake Valley) > > BTW, did you know that Unicode 3.1 (currently in beta, probably > final around the end of this year) will support the DA?
That's great! At least for the three of us who are interested in it :-). A couple of years ago I downloaded the Deseret Language Kit and installed it on my computer. I haven't used it much, but it looks much better than the font I painstakingly created using Fontographer (that's not meant to be a dig at Fontographer, which I have found to be a very nice font making tool). It's supposed to be Unicode compliant, 'though I'm not sure what that means to me as I sit here and type. Dirk -- Dirk Elzinga "The strong craving for a simple formula has been the undoing of linguists." - Edward Sapir