RE: Cyrillic - accented/acuted vowels

From: Rick Cameron (
Date: Mon May 02 2005 - 13:02:08 CDT

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    Google before you hit send, Marion ;^)

    A search for 'Scots Gaelic' turns up quite a few sites, some of them in Gaelic. So David is not alone in using this term.


    - rick

    -----Original Message-----
    From: [] On Behalf Of Marion Gunn
    Sent: May 2, 2005 2:30
    To: Doug Ewell
    Cc: Unicode Mailing List
    Subject: Re: Cyrillic - accented/acuted vowels

    Scríobh Doug Ewell:
    > Since David is apparently just learning about the capabilities of
    > different font technologies, and the difference between encoding and
    > rendering issues...

    'Since David is apparently just learning', perhaps he will welcome some corrections of misleading entries (US-style cultural errors), which makes me reluctant to trust it with regard to languages beyond my ken.

    Having found the following errors within seconds of visiting David's site, I didn't bother looking further.

    For example: 'Manx" (the indigenous language of the Isle of Man) is _correctly_ listed as 'Manx', but 'Irish' (the indigenous and first _official_ language of my country) is not listed as a separate language in its own right at all, but is only dismissively described as a language 'used in parts of Ireland' [called] 'Irish Gaelic' and the only entry I can find on his list for Scotland even confuses a Germanic language (Scots) with a Celtic one ([Scottish] Gaelic) in his cryptic entry 'Scots Gaelic'!

    This is all the more strange as David's surname ('McCreedy') implies an ethnic background of which one might reasonably expect better. (I am cc:ing him this msg, as it would be unacceptable to discuss anyone's work critically without the courtesy of sending him/her a copy.)

    To summarize (with regret), I wish I could recommend David's site, as some of the fonts look useful), but that is not possible as long as such obvious errors remain in re some languages I know, which means I certainly couldn't trust its current version as a guide to languages of which I know nothing!

    Hope this helps,

    Marion Gunn * EGTeo (Estab.1991)
    27 Páirc an Fhéithlinn, Baile an
    Bhóthair, Co. Átha Cliath, Éire.
    * * *

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