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 Elzinga firstname.lastname@example.org
"The strong craving for a simple formula
has been the undoing of linguists." - Edward Sapir