[EversonMono] Everson Mono updated

h9381445 h9381445 at imapmail.org
Wed Aug 6 17:00:55 IST 2008


> If you can supply me with information about this, I can look into  
> encoding it. Though from what you say, isn't combining-comma-below  
> sufficient?
     
Here, in this scan of a 1936 newspaper, is what it looked like:    
http://www.dungane.kz/gallery/index.php?event=showimg&msnum=71674
      
Yes, combining-comma-below is sufficient though,
  

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Everson" <everson at evertype.com>
To: "Discussion of the Everson Mono font" <eversonmono at evertype.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2008 11:31 PM
Subject: Re: [EversonMono] Everson Mono updated


> 
> On 6 Aug 2008, at 16:11, Zuo Jiawu wrote:
> 
>> It would appear that I am on your mailing list because of the  
>> following message sent you in November 2007.
> 
> That's right.
> 
>> The interesting thing is that the message was never replied to or  
>> acknowleged, and so I simply assumed it has not been received.
> 
> I can apologize for this and for every other person whose message I  
> was not able to respond to... but only here, just this once. I am  
> incredibly busy doing my encoding work.
> 
>> I like Everson Mono very much indeed but am more and more unable to  
>> use it because of the various letters it doesn't contain. Is there  
>> hope of your updating it to take into account what has gone into  
>> Unicode (esp phonetic symbols) since its first appearance?
> 
> The new version has a great many new characters in it.
> 
>> There is great need for a monowidth  font for Arabic including the  
>> letters in Arabic Supplement.
> 
> Everson Mono does not at this time support Arabic shaping. I would  
> like to add this functionality, but it would be difficult to do so  
> multi-platform. I did design some Arabic glyphs for Everson Mono many  
> years ago.... but shaping behaviour is by no means easy.
> 
>> The H, K, Z with descender from the long since disused Latinised  
>> Uyghur have finally been put into Unicode, and it's a good thing. I  
>> wonder, though, when someone will give attention to the 'tailed' Z  
>> of 1932-1953 Latinised Dungan. (Properly it had z̦ c̦ ș , with  
>> cedilla sometimes substituted for comma.)
> 
> If you can supply me with information about this, I can look into  
> encoding it. Though from what you say, isn't combining-comma-below  
> sufficient?
> 
> 
> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
> 
> 
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