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Kevin Mullin (06 Feb 2007) said:

Mac OS 10.3, Word for Mac

You can map a character to a keystroke generally. You can do this in the same way that you create a keyboard layout (by modifying the .keylayout XML file -- you can use the SIL program if you like or use http://wordherd.com/keyboards/ or modify the XML document yourself). I have written several keyboards where I assign to a character to a keystroke combination, e.g. OPT key + h outputs an aspiration symbol or OPT + SHIFT + h outputs a voiced glottal fricative. This differs from Windows in that you dont need to start up a separate program (like Keyman) for this to work. Once you have the keyboard selected, the keystroke combination will work globally in any program including Finder.Also, I note that Microsoft Word 2004 for Mac (Version 11.0) does support Unicode characters although the previous did not). However, combining characters do not always display nicely. For example, a capital V + combining acute accent displays at too low a height relative to the height of V, obscuring the accent somewhat.

anonymous (13 Mar 2007) said:

Unicode Font Lists in the Internet

There are a number of good pages that list Unicode fonts. A page that also gives basic instructions on Unicode is:[[http://www.math.utah.edu/~beebe/fonts/unicode.html]]A quite complete listing with detailed description of the covered ranges of glyphs is:[[http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/fonts.html]]The font suggestions on the EMELD-page could be updated.A new free SIL font is [[http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&item_id=CharisSILfont][Charis SIL]].A very complete font for linguistic purposes is [[http://titus.fkidg1.uni-frankfurt.de/unicode/tituut.asp][TITUS Cyberbit Basic]].A whole family of fonts, serif and sans-serif, condensed, monospace etc., is [[http://dejavu.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page][DejaVu]].

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