Re: Yi

From: Martin Heijdra (
Date: Wed Oct 27 1999 - 17:52:21 EDT

Had sent this to an individual, instead of the list...

A few years ago Daniel Kai of XenoType Technologies, who was also responsible
for third-party Macintosh Language Kits for Burmese, Tibetan, Assyrian,
Mongolian etc., was working on a Liangshan Yi kit. I send him a book on Yi
typography (yes, it exists, in Chinese). However, already for quite a while
now all www links to these kits and the company have expired, and I can no
longer find any more recent data. Does anyone know whether he or his company
are still around designing the more uncommon scripts?

Martin Heijdra

Michael Everson wrote:
> Ar 10:06 -0700 1999-10-25, scríobh
> >I have seen the new Yi characters appearing in the Unicode database, but I
> >know pretty nothing about it.
> >
> >Could anyone suggest materials (better if on the Web) about:
> >
> >1) The Yi script;
> >2) The Yi language itself;
> >3) Yi keyboards and/or input methods;
> >4) Any other interesting stuff (fonts, editors, learning aids, etc.).
> I would be very, very surprised if you found very much on the web at all.
> That comes from my experience as one of the few people who did a much
> research on Yi to get it encoded. Certainly most of it would be in Chinese,
> if it were there.

Martin Heijdra
Gest Oriental Library
317 Palmer Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544

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