Re: ISO 6438, the Niamey keyboard, and ISO/TC46/SC4/WG1

From: John Hudson (
Date: Wed May 14 2003 - 13:07:25 EDT

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    At 10:05 PM 5/13/2003, Don Osborn wrote:

    >John Hudson had some comments in another context on the aims and approach of
    >the Niamey keyboard, at
    >tml . Maybe he might have more details on the specifications?

    I don't have details on hand, but the book in which I encountered the
    Niamey keyboard layout is entitled _A Thesaurus of African Languages_
    edited by Michael Mann and David Dalby (London. 1987). I note that there
    are two copies currently offered for sale on

    John Hudson

    Tiro Typeworks
    Vancouver, BC

    As for the technique of trimming the nib,
    Do not be greedy!
    I will not reveal its nuances; I withhold its secrets.
                       - Ibn al-Bawwab, Ra'iyyah

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