Re: Syrian/Estrangelo

From: Werner LEMBERG (
Date: Fri Aug 01 1997 - 13:01:09 EDT

On Fri, 1 Aug 1997, Marc Wilhelm Kuester wrote:

> While implementing Syrian language support in a previewer for the TUSTEP
> typesetting system and developping suitable, Unicode-based fonts, the
> problem has occurred whether Syrian characters are regarded only as glyph
> variants of other scripts (Arabic?) or if there are plans to add a relevant
> section to the Unicode standard.
> Under `Syrian' I understand the alphabeth which Faulmann in "Das Buch
> der Schrift" lists as `Estrangelo' (cf. p. 85).
> The Unicode Consortium does not list Syrian amongst the Proposed Unicode
> Characters.

You might contact Yannis Haralambous ( who has
implemented complete typographical support for all Syriac scripts (not only
Estrangelo) in LaTeX using a flex as a preprocessor.


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