|SignWriting List Forum|
Trevor Jenkins |
Date: Sat Jul 3, 1999 5:10 pm
Subject: Re: SignWriting & Unicode
Valerie Sutton wrote:
> TrueType will make it possible to type fingerspelling in SW symbols in
> Microsoft Word - and possibly even in email messages, if everyone has a
> copy of the same fonts installed in their systems on their computers.
Sorry I'm one of those die-hards who doesn't use Windows (well I do at work
because they pay to :-) I prefer to use a Mac or a Linux machine---in
rising order of that preference. However, I usually only have a console
session running rather than X so the use of other fonts won't help me with
SignWriting enriched messages. But when SignWriting 5 is released and
Unicode is extended with the approrpirate glyphs I could be persuaded to
change the habits of a lifetime.
Whilst mine is a personal preference there will be many people who can't
(won't) be able to use TrueType fonts when reading email. This situation
will continue well into the next Millennium. So don't count on everyone
being able to use it for a long time.
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