Re: Yoruba Keyboard

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Wed May 05 2004 - 20:13:56 CDT

From: "Peter Constable" <>
> > The formatted look good Peter but how many users will be able to
> > format and bump the size?
> I think lots of users know how to format text. And the increase in size
> wasn't necessary to provide correct rendering; it just made for a
> clearer screen shot.

Will Microsoft licence this font from SIL to distribute it with Windows or
Internet Explorer updates?

Or will Microsoft enhance its core fonts (Arial, Verdana, Tahoma, Times New
Roman, Courier) to include more composition rules in order to support such
standardized language?

I think this should be developed along with corrections in the text renderer so
that it will produce consistent results for canonically equivalent strings (I
don't speak here about new ligatures or special layout rules dealing with CGJ,
ZWJ, and ZWNJ, whose development is more complex and highly dependant on
linguistic usages).

Also consistent and conforming support of UTF-8 for characters out of the BMP is
awaiting since long (more than 5 years now, since the adoption of GB18030 in
China, long before the launch of Windows 2000, ME, XP, 2003, Media Center, and
Pocket CE).

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