[XeTeX] VIQR pre-processor wrotten in (Xe)TeX ?

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Fri Nov 25 10:08:47 CET 2011

Diederick C. Niehorster wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 16:11, Philip TAYLOR<P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>  wrote:>
>> The problem is that the Vietnamese text will be entered with my
>> wife Âu Dương Lệ Khanh, who is a native Vietnamese speaker but who
>> has no knowledge whatsoever of inputting in Unicode.  She can
>> easily express the Vietnamese portions of the menu in VIQR;
>> it would be very hard, and perhaps impossible, for her to do
>> the same in Unicode.
> I'm speaking from no experience here, but from i've read in the
> thread: there is an input method which takes VIQR as keystrokes and
> puts the right unicode characters. So, if this is about getting the
> job done, then that would be sufficient. Your wife can use VIQR as
> she's used to and you get characters that don't have to be converted.
> If its about the challenge of converting, then go ahead of course :p

If my wife (or I) were able to accomplish that, then of course
it would be ideal.  But we have not been able to.  She uses
Microsoft Word as her editor, and neither of us have the
slightest idea how to configure English Windows (and/or Word)
to allow VIQR as an input method.  On at least one machine
on which she might want to do this, she would also not have
software installation privileges.  Thus direct input of VIQR,
and saving /as/ VIQR, is, for her, the simplest solution,
and it then becomes my responsibility to accept her VIQR and
convert it to Unicode within XeTeX.

Philip Taylor

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