From: Peter Constable (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Oct 27 2010 - 23:06:20 CDT
In the subtitle where “atvīkė̄” occurs, the Verdana font is being used; Verdana is left out of the styling on the following line:
<div style="margin: 0; padding: 0; font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 160%;">Svēkė atvīkė̄ i Vikipedėjė žemaitiu kalbuo,</div>
<div style="padding: 2px 0 0 20px; margin: 0; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 90%;">encikluopedėjė, katra gal redagoutė kuožnos nuorontis.</div>
Verdana does not support U+0304. Arial, however has supported it since Windows Vista.
The word “Vielībė̄jė” in the navigation bar appears to be formatted with Arial. It displays correctly on Windows.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Arns Udovice
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2010 1:09 PM
Subject: Samogitian E with dot above and macron
On 2010-06-30 change became effective for Samogitian (http://www.sil.org/iso639-3/documentation.asp?id=sgs). There are one letter which has many problems with rendering. It is E/e with dot above and macron (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/bat-smg/0/0f/E_smg.jpg). You can see it in:
atvīkė̄ or Vielībė̅jė. On Linux it is shown (in different shrifts) as „ė“ with macron between dot and letter or „ė“ with minus near letter (see attachment). On Windows macron is shown as box (or I haven't any good shrift). For now all writers use shrift with additional letter, ex. ftp://ftp.akl.lt/sriftai/Vytis/Naujas_Vytis/Vytis_1.002/ . Simple user don't use this letter - writes 'atvīkėė' or 'atvīkėn', even 'atvīkėi', but it is against rules.
This letter was introduced in 1998 in Samogitian writing book „Žemaičių rašyba“ (Samogitian writing) (ISBN: 998692071X). Latter it was used in all Samogitian books. Try to use in IT is complicated.
What I should to do what this letter come to unicode? As I read in http://www.unicode.org/pending/proposals.html it is better to deal about it in this thread at first.
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