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by Richard W
Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Creating a Tirhuta Keyboard Layout
Replies: 51
Views: 30683

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. DEVANAGARI LETTER RRA is a precomposed letter, so if the equivalent occurred, it wou...
by Richard W
Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Creating a Tirhuta Keyboard Layout
Replies: 51
Views: 30683

Re: Creating a Tirhuta Keyboard Layout

How do you map one font to another? Is a special tool required? Do I need Font Creator? In principle it should be straightforward. One just decompiles the font, edits the resulting source code to change or add the resulting codepoints and, commonly, changes the font name, and then recompiles. There...
by Richard W
Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Creating a Tirhuta Keyboard Layout
Replies: 51
Views: 30683

Re: How to create Tirhuta (Maithili) Keyboard layout

Now although it can be that the (pa)(-a)(ra) is displayed as (pa)(-a)(ra) sometimes (often? mostly?) the (pa)(-a)(ra) would be displayed as if it is one glyph, different from any of the glyphs used in (pa)(-a)(ra). I have no idea what happens if, continuing my hypothetical script above, there is an...
by Richard W
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Creating a Tirhuta Keyboard Layout
Replies: 51
Views: 30683

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. 2) Squeeze in the unsupported characters - they're useful if you're expecting to use the keyboard for te...
by Richard W
Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Creating a Tirhuta Keyboard Layout
Replies: 51
Views: 30683

Re: How to create Tirhuta (Maithili) Keyboard layout

Marcel wrote: A TrueType Tirhuta font is already available for free download:
http://scriptsource.org/cms/scripts/pag ... ytelv8889u
Unfortunately, changing the cmap table to use Unicode may be illegal.
by Richard W
Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: OpenType Features: Order of Precedence
Replies: 39
Views: 22495

Re: OpenType Features: Order of Precedence

I either still don't understand this part "The feature order is different for each script or language system and is described within those documents." or it is plain wrong. The complication arises because some features work together with re-ordering, principally for Indic scripts. Features are proc...
by Richard W
Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Creating a Tirhuta Keyboard Layout
Replies: 51
Views: 30683

Creating a Tirhuta Keyboard Layout

Suppose that I want to produce a Tirhuta keyboard and then use that Tirhuta keyboard. What software package do I need to produce it. Do I export a file or what? Keyboards are not as standardised as fonts and image files. There are several different ways of defining a keyboard, but their portability...
by Richard W
Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: How to create Tirhuta (Maithili) Keyboard layout
Replies: 9
Views: 8877

Re: How to create Tirhuta (Maithili) Keyboard layout

I think Bhikkhu Pesala has already answered the question of how to create a keyboard for Windows. I would imagine the same keyboard layout as for Bengali would be chosen, but different users will have different desires. On the Linux side, Keyman for Linux (e.g. with ibus) (KMfL) also works with supp...