[Spellyans] dictionnaire de l'Academie francaise

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Mon Jan 31 13:26:18 GMT 2011

On 31 Jan 2011, at 13:13, Ceri Young wrote:

> It is a problem Michael, but the Welsh Language Board was appointed to address this sort of thing within its remit to "promote and facilitate" the use of the Welsh language.

Obviously they are not in a position to lobby thousands of font designers about tens of thousands of fonts. 

> I'm not sure how instrumental they ever were in getting ŷ & ŵ glyphs into the Unicode/UTF-8 character set (I know they've been badgering Microsoft & Apple for years) but plainly more needs to be done to promote the accommodation of these forms among font designers and online font marketplaces.

Those characters were in Unicode from the beginning. I myself was responsible for http://www.evertype.com/standards/iso8859/8859-14-en.pdf a part of ISO/IEC 8859 which was probably hardly used by anyone. It does have some support in legacy conversion engines however. 

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/

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