Re: uniscribe engine & opentype font

From: Richard Wordingham (
Date: Tue Feb 28 2006 - 18:35:55 CST

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    I wrote:

    > The introductory text is at
    > . I am
    > not sure how accurate it is - I still can't type Sanskrit sim.ha (U+0E2A,
    > U+0E34, U+0E4D, U+0E2B), and I've never seen the dashed circle in Thai.
    > (Even if I should type sara ue (U+0E36) for U+0E34, U+0E4D, that still
    > doesn't help me with U+0E38, U+0E4D, e.g. for pum.liGga (U+0E1B, U+0E38,
    > U+0E4D, U+0E25, U+0E34, U+0E07, U+0E3A, U+0E04) 'masculine gender'. The
    > Thai Royal Institute Dictionary has sara u below the consonant and
    > nikkhahit above, but the on-line version has the undefined character
    > entity &plaum;) It doesn't work even if I set my language to Sanskrit
    > (with the Kedmanee keyboard) in Windows XP SP2.

    I may be wrong about the location of the problem. While I can't enter the
    sequences using the Kedmanee (non-shift lock) keyboard, I can get some
    partial successes by entering the sequences by other means, e.g. HTML.
    While the apparently invalid characters simply disappear in Tahoma, and
    generate black rectangles in Angsana New, proper characters do appear in
    Code2000! (Sara u, nikkhahit does not come out properly in Code2000, but it
    also displays the sequence sara ii, maitaikhu, which Martin Hosken of SIL
    says i needed for Bru. Martin Hosken has some specimen problem cases at
    .) Some applications (Notepad, Firefox) allow me to type a tone mark on top
    of a maitaikhu - others (e.g. IE 6.0) don't, and Word 2002 are even more


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