RE: Latin long vowels

From: Lucans, Gunars (gunars@spss.com)
Date: Tue Jun 22 2004 - 11:25:20 CDT

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    More specifically, you can get to these long vowels in a WGL4 font by selecting Baltic (codepage 1257) encoding since they're used in Latvian. The original poster mentioned trying to scan the Latin text, which I assume also means doing an OCR (optical character recognition) pass to convert the scanned image to editable text. If your OCR program has difficulties recognizing the long vowels, I know that Finereader (www.abbyyusa.com) does a good job with many languages and scripts including Latvian characters and their long vowels.

    Gunars Lucans
    (properly written with LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH MACRON in both places)

    -----Original Message-----
    From: unicode-bounce@unicode.org [mailto:unicode-bounce@unicode.org] On Behalf Of Doug Ewell
    Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 10:05 AM
    To: Unicode Mailing List
    Cc: Joe Speroni
    Subject: Re: Latin long vowels

    oeaiu

    Joe Speroni wrote:

    > I apologize for a simple question, but after a few hours of "research"
    > I don't seem to be able to find the characters needed. I'm trying to
    > scan a Latin text that uses a bar over the vowels to indicate long
    > sounds. Do these characters exist in Unicode?
    >
    >

    U+014D LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH MACRON
    U+0113 LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH MACRON
    U+0101 LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH MACRON
    U+012B LATIN SMALL LETTER I WITH MACRON
    U+016B LATIN SMALL LETTER U WITH MACRON

    Subtract 1 from each of these Unicode values to get the uppercase equivalent.

    > If so, would anyone know from where a Windows XP font containing these
    > five characters could be download?

    They're all included in Windows Glyph List 4, so most fonts should have them if they cover anything beyond Code Page 1252.

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California
     http://users.adelphia.net/~dewell/



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