Transliterating font

From: Chris Jacobs (
Date: Sun Nov 09 2003 - 16:35:46 EST

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    From: "Philippe Verdy" <>
    To: "Michael Everson" <>
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    Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2003 5:54 PM
    Subject: Re: Berber/Tifinagh (was: Swahili & Banthu)

    > From: "Michael Everson" <>
    > > When we encode Tifinagh we will encode Tifinagh. We will not
    > > meta-encode it for ease of transliteration to other scripts.
    > Yes that was the intent of my suggestion, I don't say that this must be
    > done. But what would be wrong if a font was created for the Tifinagh
    > script that would display Latin-based glyphs with diacritics rather than
    > historic glyphs?

    As long as the font is explicitly advertized as a 'font with built-in
    transliterator', as long as the people know that what you see is not what is
    in the text, this seems to me indeed a good idea.

    Would be nice for Klingon too :-)

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