RE: Linguistics and Unicode

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Wed Dec 20 2006 - 13:22:37 CST

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    I would generally *not* recommend the Arial Unicode font to linguists.

    From: Michael Maxwell []
    Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 10:58 AM
    To: Peter Constable;
    Subject: RE: Linguistics and Unicode
    Peter Constable wrote:
    > Fonts are an important consideration, and if the fonts in Vista are not
    > adequate e.g. for phonetic transcription, the fonts that SIL International
    > provides (in particular Doulos SIL and Charis SIL) should be useful
    > (go to <> ).

    Along these lines, in a previous post I mentioned that Arial Unicode did not support Yoruba dots under and accents over very well. Andrew Cunningham suggested trying the Charis SIL font, and that indeed seems to work well for the Yoruba characters. (I realize this is a Unicode list, not a fonts list, but as I mentioned in a previous post, Unicode-compatible font limitations are often perceived as Unicode problems regardless.)

       Mike Maxwell
       CASL/ U MD

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