From: James Kass (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Dec 07 2007 - 20:03:50 CST
James Kass wrote,
> Making a font for Vai is challenging. There are so many glyph variants
> from which to choose, including historic/obsolete forms. Kudos to
> Michael Everson and Jason Glavy for the quality of their work on
> the Vai proposal and chart font.
There are three recent documents which should be used as reference:
N2948.PDF - The proposal
N3081.PDF - Adds four Vai syllables plus the Vai digits
N3243.PDF - Adds two syllables and *revises certain chart glyphs*
Also, as mentioned, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in
Unicode Vai was very helpful.
And, when I mentioned Michael Everson and Jason Glavy, it was
mainly concerning the fonts. The other two contributors to the
proposal, Charles Riley and José Rivera, also deserve commendation.
(I tried to make a Vai font about ten years ago based on a few charts
found on-line. I didn't fully understand how much the script had
evolved since its inception. The charts were confusing to me; there
appeared to be certain conflicts and the volume of apparently
acceptable variant forms was a bit staggering. Transliterations
were inconsistent and repertoires differed. The proposal(s) really
bring it all together. Job well done!)
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