Re: Swahili & Banthu (was:Klingons and their allies - Beyond 17 planes)

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Oct 17 2003 - 16:18:36 CST

Philippe Verdy scripsit:

> Isn't most of that work already implemented for Indic scripts that require
> glyph reordering? Or do you mean the complexity of the work needed to
> create the glyph reordering tables (for logical to visual order)?

Relax, it's a joke.

> Isn't the Indic system now flexible enough to encode Banthu & Swahili
> languages? That's a shame because Swahili is one of the most spoken
> languages of the world (with millions of speakers), even before a lot of
> regional European languages that are fully encoded and supported in
> Unicode, and it really urgently needs to be more easily published to
> keep its associated culture.

Swahili uses Latin script, and of course it is representable in Unicode.

John Cowan
"If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on
the shoulders of giants."
        --Isaac Newton

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Thu Jan 18 2007 - 15:54:24 CST