From: James Kass (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Dec 07 2007 - 22:09:12 CST
John Hudson wrote,
> ... Lorna Priest at SIL sent me the list of extra-Vai characters they provided for the Luther Bible Translators:
> 0028 LEFT PARENTHESIS
> 0029 RIGHT PARENTHESIS
> 002C COMMA
> 002D HYPHEN-MINUS
> 002E FULL STOP
> 0030 DIGIT ZERO
> 0031 DIGIT ONE
> 0032 DIGIT TWO
> 0033 DIGIT THREE
> 0034 DIGIT FOUR
> 0035 DIGIT FIVE
> 0036 DIGIT SIX
> 0037 DIGIT SEVEN
> 0038 DIGIT EIGHT
> 0039 DIGIT NINE
> 003A COLON
> 003C LESS-THAN SIGN
> 003E GREATER-THAN SIGN
> 003F QUESTION MARK
> 00B7 MIDDLE DOT
> 2014 EM DASH
> 2018 LEFT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK
> 2019 RIGHT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK
> 201C LEFT DOUBLE QUOTATION MARK
> 201D RIGHT DOUBLE QUOTATION MARK
The Vai-specific exclamation point is formed by stringing two
Vai full stops. The western exclamation point should probably
be included in Vai fonts, too.
U+0021 EXCLAMATION MARK
The Liberian unit of currency is the dollar.
U+0024 DOLLAR SIGN
"It is normally abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or alternatively L$ to
distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies. "
Also, there is some indication that Vai users prefer oblique typefaces.
Quoting Lorna Priest,
"An unusual feature of this font is the 11° slant requested by
those in the Vai language community with whom we worked."
Interestingly, on the SIL Vai Fonts Home page, the extras include
a two-vertical-stroke variant dollar sign, left and right square
brackets, the plus sign, percent sign, equals sign, exclamation mark,
and both solidi.
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