Non-standard 8-bit fonts still in use
doug at ewellic.org
Sun May 8 13:31:59 CDT 2016
Don Osborn wrote:
> In the multilingual settings I'm most interested in, the language
> requirements often overlap, sometimes considerably (thinking here of
> extended Latin alphabets). This is because in many languages use
> characters that are part of the African Reference Alphabet. So it is
> possible to have one keyboard layout for each language, or merge
> requirements if you will for two or more. When the A12n-collab group
> was active* one concept discussed at some length was a "pan-Sahelian"
> layout that could serve many languages across a number of countries.
I wonder if there is a good and fairly comprehensive reference to the
most common Latin-based alphabets used for African languages, comparable
to Michael Everson's "The Alphabets of Europe" . Such would be
helpful for determining the level of effort to create a pan-African
keyboard layout, or to adapt (if necessary) an existing multilingual
layout like John Cowan's Moby Latin .
Doug Ewell | http://ewellic.org | Thornton, CO
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