Re: [unicode] Re: Canadian aboriginal syllabics in vertical writing mode

From: suzuki toshiya <>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 13:46:10 +0900

Many thanks to Julian and Michael for your investigation!

Julian, when you contact with Leena in next time, please ask
her whether she had ever seen something like a syllabic version


Michael Everson wrote:
> On 17 May 2012, at 18:35, Julian Bradfield wrote:
>> It took me a little while, but I finally managed to put this to an
>> Inuktitut speaker (Leena Evic of the Pirurvik Centre in Iqaluit, Nunavut).
> I had a response from a number of school curriculum developers in Nunavut.
>> Her response was that the rotated sidebars on the newsletter cited
>> earlier are entirely readable (in fact, I had to explain how there
>> could possibly be a problem), and that the vertical layout advocated
>> by Michael is "not common, and in most cases not ideal."
> My respondants did not address this issue. They understood what was asked, and gave a clear response.
>> It would thus appear that Michael is alone in finding rotated
>> syllabics hard to read.
>> He might have more luck with a language that doesn't use finals or
>> other raised letters, but off-hand I can't find one.
> Remarkable.
> The answer I received was that in vertical text, most of the group preferred (d) in the "Aamuu"/"Atim" example (with the final bound to its syllable) though some of them also found (b) acceptable (with the final below the syllable) as long as the á’» character is smaller than the others.
> Michael Everson *
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