From: Lucans, Gunars (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jun 22 2004 - 11:25:20 CDT
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.
(properly written with LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH MACRON in both places)
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] 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
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.
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