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