Re: Fwd: Re: canIPA worth being encoded?

From: William_J_G Overington (
Date: Fri Mar 26 2010 - 03:05:14 CST

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    The following technique might possibly be of use in the present research.

    A technique that I have developed is to produce what I call a typecase_ pdf wherein are one each of the characters of a particular collection of characters. This means that the character can be displayed clearly, copied onto the clipboard and then pasted into another application, then formatted using the font that is being used in that other application.

    I have used this technique for the accented characters of Esperanto and of Welsh and of Latvian.

    I have also used the technique with Private Use Area allocations.

    For example, the following.

    The font is available, as a free download, as follows.

    More recently I have included some typecase_ pdfs in the following thread, which thread is about my Sonnet Calligraphic font. The font includes various experimental calligraphic ligatures and alternates located in the Private Use Area.

    That thread perhaps illustrates the use of the typecase_ pdf technique well, as the typecase_ pdf is being used as an accessory to the main idea of developing and using the font.

    Anyway, I thought that you might like to know of this technique in the hope that it might help in the research.

    William Overington

    26 March 2010

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