From: Don Osborn (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jul 28 2003 - 16:04:21 EDT
Thanks, Rick. The Tifinagh proposal did indeed come up there and was
discussed a bit (it's a small list). The discussion documents page you
mention, however, did not, so I'll pass that on.
The announcement of the font (& keyboard layout) for the Latin-based
trascription of Tamazight is an example I think of the great things a lot of
groups we never heard of before can do (or attempt) with Unicode. It is
also an example, in a small way, of the kind of pitfalls that they can run
into - referring here to the mixing of Greek and Latin characters in what
they use for Tamazight.
Tamazight, and other Berber languages/dialects, can be and are written in
Tifinagh, Arabic, and Latin scripts. A very nice summary is given by Lameen
Souag at http://www.geocities.com/lameens/tifinagh/
Thanks again and all the best!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick McGowan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2003 9:45 PM
Subject: Re: Tr.: Unicode Fonts and Keyboard Drivers for Tamazight
> Those interested in Tamazight might also be interested to know there has
> been some preliminary work to encode it in Unicode. Copies of the
> discussion documents are here:
> Perhaps people at Unicode-Afrique@yahoogroupes.fr might be interested in
> these. We invite discussion and feedback.
> > From: "Don Osborn" <email@example.com>
> > Date: 2003-07-27 05:07:35 -0700
> > FYI, a new application of Unicode for Tamazight (Latin-based
> > transcription). It has already been noted that they used Greek
> > characters in several instances (gamma, open-e, and their capitals)
> > rather than extended Latin characters.
> > Don Osborn
> > Bisharat.net
> > --- Dans Unicode-Afrique@ya....fr, "asprot" <asprot@y...> a
> > écrit :
> > Hello,
> > For those interested in Unicode Fonts for the Tamazight language of
> > northern Africa, we recommend the site AGHLAN :
> > http://site.voila.fr/aghlan
> > You may download from the web page :
> > http://site.voila.fr/aghlan/ZUFonts.htm
> > Unicode fonts for the (latin and maybe soon tifinagh) transcription
> > of Tamazight as well as keyboard drivers for the Windows XP OS which
> > supports Unicode standards. You might notice that we use the [²] key
> > on the french keyboard to invoke Tamazight's diacritic letters.
> > Greetings to all.
> > --- Fin du message transféré ---
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