From: Michael Everson (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Mar 20 2004 - 11:29:13 EST
At 20:14 +0000 2004-03-19, Marion Gunn wrote:
> >In Irish writing that uses the dot-convention, the dot represents lenition.
> >Vowel phonemes are not liable to lenition, so it doesn't make any sense to
> >have a dotted i, any more than a dotted a, e, o, or u.
>Exactly my point. I believe I had a similar
>conversation in February 14 yrs ago, with a
>newly-arrived American lad (when I was still on
>my first Mac and a VM100) who traded me, for a
>copy of Ó Dónaill's dictionary (and I considered
>cheap at the price), a poor, raggedy attempt at
>an Irish font my Department refused to purchase,
>but which fired my hungry soul's imagination.
While the bitmap font Gaillimh I designed in 1988
was not particularly beautiful, it never had a
dot on the i. My copy of Ó Dónaill's dictionary,
however, was bought by me in 1985 when I lived in
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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