From: Michael Everson (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Nov 16 2003 - 15:42:00 EST
At 11:07 -0800 2003-11-16, Doug Ewell wrote:
>Michael Everson <everson at evertype dot com> wrote:
> > I am pleased to announce that Mac OS 10.3 (Panther) is now shipping
>> two Cherokee keyboard layouts (one ergonomic, one QWERTY-based) as
>> well as Tiro's lovely font Plantagenet in support of the Cherokee
>Will Apple be publishing the details of these keyboard layouts,
That would be a question for Apple.
>and will they be free for reproduction on other platforms?
Do you think that keyboard layouts are proprietary?
>Reason being, I implemented two Cherokee keyboard layouts for SC UniPad
><http://www.unipad.org> in early 2002 [....] The problem was that
>neither keyboard had emerged as a clear "standard" among users of
>Cherokee (if indeed there are enough users for a standard to
>emerge). So I'd be interested in seeing which layouts Apple
>adopted, and whether they should be made available for UniPad if
>they differ from what it's already got.
I supplied the layouts to Apple. One was based on the ergonomic
keyboard used by the Cherokee nation of Tahlequah. The other is a
QWERTY-based layout of my own devising with which I find that
Cherokee can be typed rather quickly and accurately. I did not
implement Joan Sarah Touzet's layout, though of course if it turns
out that it is needed an implementation could be configured.
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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