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by Marcel
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Display all fonts of a single character
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Re: Display all fonts of a single character

If you need a list of the fonts on your machine supporting a certain character, please check viewtopic.php?f=16&t=7891.
by Marcel
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Display all fonts of a single character
Replies: 2
Views: 873

Re: Display all fonts of a single character

I thought your post was a bit too far off-topic in the MainType thread where it was originally posted , so I moved it to where it may be discussed if anyone is interested. Thank you, I see that this is a good idea, as the etiquette about keeping topics together and avoiding duplicate threads may fi...
by Marcel
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Display all fonts of a single character
Replies: 2
Views: 873

Display all fonts of a single character

Type a "y" in the Font Name field, and display the Font Name Column. That works fantastically. Many thanks too. If we wish to filter the fonts on the criterium whether they support a given character or not, and output the list in a text file, we may get this list directly and then check the fonts b...
by Marcel
Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Creating a Tirhuta Keyboard Layout
Replies: 51
Views: 30281

Re: Creating a Tirhuta Keyboard Layout

Here is EX11480B.TTF which adds printing glyphs for ZWNJ and ZWJ. Thank you, this is very fine, so I can make sure that the keyboard layout inserts these characters. I've been really puzzled to find them in the Shift+Ctrl shift state, as this is normally avoided. However it is but one of the two st...
by Marcel
Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Creating a Tirhuta Keyboard Layout
Replies: 51
Views: 30281

Re: Creating a Tirhuta Keyboard Layout

Thank you for this font, I've downloaded it and the image, and hope to find the time of running the tests, which is very time-consuming. As soon as I'd finished the drivers and part of documentation yesterday, I continued the interactive overview of the French layout I'm working on. This diagram ne...
by Marcel
Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:28 am
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Creating a Tirhuta Keyboard Layout
Replies: 51
Views: 30281

Re: Creating a Tirhuta Keyboard Layout

For each of the characters in the range U+11480..U+114C7, U+114D0..U+114D9 in the font, the glyph is not as in the charts but is simply the last two hexadecimal digits of the code point with a line beneath them so that the pairings are visually distinct. This would mean that the code point of the i...
by Marcel
Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Creating a Tirhuta Keyboard Layout
Replies: 51
Views: 30281

Re: Creating a Tirhuta Keyboard Layout

Now I guess that TIRHUTA LETTER VOCALIC LL and TIRHUTA LETTER VOCALIC RR might match DEVANAGARI LETTER LLA and DEVANAGARI LETTER RRA,... No, they match DEVANAGARI LETTER VOCALIC LL and DEVANAGARI LETTER VOCALIC RR. Effectively these are on Windows Devanagari Inscript, but not on Windows Hindi Tradi...
by Marcel
Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:09 am
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Creating a Tirhuta Keyboard Layout
Replies: 51
Views: 30281

Re: Creating a Tirhuta Keyboard Layout

The unsupported Tirhuta characters are far less when Devanagari Inscript is used for a basis, first because key Z is missing on the Hindi Traditional layout (at least on Windows), as it does not appear in the C source, unlike on Devanagari Inscript. As key Z is not part of any of the three Bengali l...
by Marcel
Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Creating a Tirhuta Keyboard Layout
Replies: 51
Views: 30281

Re: Creating a Tirhuta Keyboard Layout

Thank you Richard for the font handling hints. I hope that you or somebody else will get the existing Tirhuta font to be Unicode conformant, ready for the keyboard layouts that will inevitably exist at some future stage of history (if relevant) for Maithili native speakers and scholars all around th...
by Marcel
Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Creating a Tirhuta Keyboard Layout
Replies: 51
Views: 30281

Re: How to create Tirhuta (Maithili) Keyboard layout

A TrueType Tirhuta font is already available for free download: http://scriptsource.org/cms/scripts/page.php?item_id=entry_detail&uid=ytelv8889u Unfortunately, changing the cmap table to use Unicode may be illegal. Alfred in his post below, 15 hours later, pointed to a web page where we read: Devel...
by Marcel
Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Creating a Tirhuta Keyboard Layout
Replies: 51
Views: 30281

Re: How to create Tirhuta (Maithili) Keyboard layout

There is a contact email address on this page . Alas, the e-mail address is not valid any longer. I've just sent an e-mail and got it back for lack of account. We're sadly left alone. Sorry I didn't see your post on this page, so I've quoted myself from http://forum.high-logic.com/viewtopic.php?f=1...
by Marcel
Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Creating a Tirhuta Keyboard Layout
Replies: 51
Views: 30281

Re: How to create Tirhuta (Maithili) Keyboard layout

[...]It can be worse than that. [...]For vowels like E, there's a form before the consonant (e-) and a form above - say (\e). In Devanagari, they're encoded separately, and the choice should really be a matter of font style. In the Newa script of Nepal, for example, whether 'e' appears before or ab...
by Marcel
Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Creating a Tirhuta Keyboard Layout
Replies: 51
Views: 30281

Re: How to create Tirhuta (Maithili) Keyboard layout

[...]The Indian languages are each not an alphabet they are each an abugida. [...]Another issue is the virama. [...]So we need to find out from Roshan what happens for each of the cases that can occur in the Tirhuta script. Thank you for these explanations. I've looked up Winipedia on the keywords ...
by Marcel
Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Creating a Tirhuta Keyboard Layout
Replies: 51
Views: 30281

Re: Creating a Tirhuta Keyboard Layout

The link to the font is very useful as there is a link to contact the lady who contributed the font. So maybe permission, or even help, will be forthcoming so that the converting of a copy of that font to a Unicode font might become possible. Alas, the e-mail address is not valid any longer. I've j...
by Marcel
Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Creating a Tirhuta Keyboard Layout
Replies: 51
Views: 30281

Re: Creating a Tirhuta Keyboard Layout

If anyone wants to help by creating a keyboard, I suggest the following approach: 1) Either use an Inscript (perhaps better, Inscript 5.1) keyboard layout, or convert a Windows Devanagari layout. Thank you for the roadmap. Effectively I must stick with Devanagari as this is the current hardware for...