[Spellyans] dictionnaire de l'Academie francaise

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Mon Jan 31 16:25:04 GMT 2011

On 31 Jan 2011, at 14:57, Ceri Young wrote:

> So Wales essentially has the the founding designers of Unicode to blame for the marginalization the Welsh written forms and font availability then?

No. Perhaps you can blame the Icelanders, whose Þ and Ð and Ý are in Latin-1. This dates back to 1985: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO/IEC_8859-1#History which is long before Unicode. 

> Stranding ŵ & ŷ onto the last Latin 8 set (lumping it in with Manx & the glyphs for Old Irish) which too few font designers bother to work to? How horribly frustrating...

No. Latin-1 and Latin-8 are unrelated to Unicode, except that the first eight rows of Unicode happen to be in the same relative positions as Latin-1. But ŵ and ŷ are in the Latin Extended-A block, as are the letters used in Czech and Polish and Esperanto and Romanian and Turkish. 

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

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