[Spellyans] Front unrounded vowels, was: The quantity system

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Wed Jun 25 10:50:02 BST 2008

At 10:51 +0200 2008-06-25, Daniel Prohaska wrote:

>"I'm sorry people, but y-acute is not an option. Only y-diaeresis is."
>Michael, I can write ý

I received a double-dagger.

>without even having to install a new keyboard 
>driver or fix up a special font. It's as easy as 
>writing é.

That's fine. You're not a typical user by any means.

>Ad it even comes through on Yahoogroups! So, 
>quite frankly, I'm a little disappointed that 
>you dismiss ý because of what your computer can 
>or cannot do.

It's not only MY computer. MY computer is an 
example. I am concerned about EVERYONE. The 
computer illiterate. Those who will attack us and 
attack us and attack us for using diacritics AT 
ALL, never mind using characters which ARE NOT 
AVAILABLE in many fonts.

>I've got much more difficulties writing 
>y-diaeresis, about as much as y-circumflex.

What problems? And what does it mean "more 
problems with X, about as much as Y"? I type 
y-diaeresis on Irish keyboard and the British 
keyboard quite easily.

>So were at square one. This is a software problem and one that can be solved.

Large Unicode fonts may have many characters. BUT 
MOST FONTS in the world are limited to Windows 
1252 and Mac Roman, and the only SAFE characters 
to use re the ones found in BOTH character sets.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com

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