RE: Mongolian script samples

From: Richard Ishida (
Date: Wed Oct 08 2008 - 14:50:36 CDT

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    Thanks Tom. I'm on Windows, so I'm not sure if that will help me, but good
    to know all the same.


    I'm particularly hoping there's some free (or very inexpensive) font out
    there that I can used for platform-independent testing.




    Richard Ishida
    Internationalization Lead
    W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)


    From: Tom []
    Sent: 08 October 2008 20:01
    To: Richard Ishida
    Subject: Re: Mongolian script samples


    Mac OS X ships with five (technically four, as one is just a different
    weight) fonts capable of rendering Mongolian text: STFangsong; STHeiti
    (Light and Regular); STKaiti; and STSong.


    Although they come with the system, I would assume there are restrictions
    regarding their distribution, since the copyright is accredited to a Chinese
    font foundry by the name of Changzhou SinoType Technology Co., Ltd.


    I hope this helps.




    An Apple a day keeps Microsoft away


    Second Lt. Applemeister of the 68k Macintosh Liberation Army



    On 8 Oct 2008, at 17:38, Richard Ishida wrote:

    I'm really struggling to find any sample text in the Mongolian script in
    Unicode on the Web. Does anyone have / know of any text they can point me
    towards / send to me, that I'd be able to use for examples.

    In particular, IE8beta now supports writing-mode:tb-lr, so I want to include
    some real Mongolian script in the tests I am currently putting together for
    vertical script support.

    Also any suggestions for useful fonts would be welcome. Of the three listed
    at only Code2000 seems to be
    doing a reasonable job.


    Richard Ishida
    Internationalization Lead
    W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)


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