[XeTeX] Old Persian

Yves Codet ycodet at club-internet.fr
Sat Sep 11 16:01:38 CEST 2004

Le 11 sept. 04, à 12:39, Jonathan Kew a écrit :

> I wouldn't recommend KeyLayoutMaker for this job--first, because it 
> doesn't currently support sequence output or non-Plane 0 characters 
> (sorry; that wouldn't be a particularly difficult enhancement, 
> though); and second, because its focus is on layouts with large 
> numbers of dead-key sequences, such as the Ethiopic or Cree examples. 
> So I think it will generate a dead-key state for every keystroke 
> that's used in the input, even though in this case they're 
> unnecessary.

Hello Jonathan.

My example was not good. Cypriot syllabary has five single vowels but 
the rest is a series of syllables: ka, ke, ki, ko, ku... So it would be 
more natural to input them as you did for Cree, rather than associate 
them with arbitrary keys. Otherwise Ukelele is indeed a nice tool and I 
used it for ancient Greek and Sanskrit; existing key layouts were not 
very handy with an AZERTY keyboard (peculiarity has its drawbacks).

> If I get a chance, I may look at extending KeyLayoutMaker to deal with 
> these issues. (For that matter, it's just a Perl script, anyone is 
> welcome to take a look and contribute improvements!)
My knowledge of Perl doesn't go much farther than "s/x/y/g;" I'm afraid 
I can't help.

Best wishes,


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