CARB fonts: proposed character set

John Smith jds10 at CAM.AC.UK
Wed Jan 5 05:25:48 EST 2000


A few weeks ago I announced a plan to launch a set of fonts to supplement
the Times Norman and CSX+ fonts. These were to be called CARB, standing
for "Character/Accent RagBag", and were to contain whatever weird and
wonderful accented characters Indologists require that are not already
found in the standard fonts.

I have received numerous suggestions, and I attach to this message a
definition file listing (and assigning encoding slots to) the characters
which I propose to include in CARB. Final suggestions are welcome; there
are still 24 vacant slots, so if you have a burning need for
n-underring-macron-acute, now is your chance!

After a few days to allow people to comment I shall build and release the
fonts.

John Smith

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# CARB encoding for mkt1font and vpl2vpl
#
# Character/Accent RagBag, intended to supplement the CSX+
# and Norman encodings with useful "extra" characters

# First, characters whose definition is needed for other characters,
# but which are not themselves part of CARB
128     l underring
128     u dieresis
128     U dieresis
128     L underring
128     R underring
128     A macron
128     I macron
128     U macron
128     a tilde
128     e tilde
128     i tilde
128     o tilde
128     u tilde
128     .notdef

# Squeezed out of CSX+ for lack of room
128     lunderring acute
129     M overdot

# Missing from Norman
130     E macron
131     O macron

# Requested by Richard Saran for Urdu
132     z underdot
133     z underdieresis
134     t underdieresis
# Plus capital versions
135     Z underdot
136     Z underdieresis
137     T underdieresis

# Requested by Stephen Hodge for Pinyin
138     a caron
139     e caron
140     i caron
141     o caron
142     u caron
143     udieresis acute
144     udieresis grave
145     udieresis macron
146     udieresis caron
# Plus capital versions
147     A caron
148     E caron
149     I caron
150     O caron
151     U caron
152     Udieresis acute
153     Udieresis grave
154     Udieresis macron
155     Udieresis caron

# Requested by Anthony Stone for work on ISO/TC46/SC2/WG12
# (1) new characters I expect to need -
156     h underdieresis
157     s underbar
158     s underdieresis
159     z overdot
160     space                   # Non-breaking space on PC
161     z underbar
162     z caron
# (2a) capitals of CSX+ consonants -
163     H underbar  
164     H underbreve 
165     K underbar
166     L underbar
167     M candrabindu
168     M breve
169     N underbar
170     N breve
171     R underbar
172     R breve
173     T underbar
174     Y overdot
# (2b) capitals of CSX+ vowels -
175     E breve
176     L underring
177     Lunderring macron
178     O breve
179     Runderring macron
180     U breve
# (2c) capitals of CSX+ vowels with tilde -
181     A tilde
182     Amacron tilde
183     E tilde
184     Emacron tilde
185     I tilde
186     Imacron tilde
187     O tilde
188     Omacron tilde
189     U tilde
190     Umacron tilde
# (3) capitals of group (1)
191     H underdieresis
192     S underbar
193     S underdieresis
194     Z overdot
195     Z underbar
196     Z caron

# Capitals of "European" accented characters not covered by any of
# the above, plus y dieresis
197     A acute
198     A grave
199     A circumflex
200     E grave
201     E circumflex
202     space                   # Non-breaking space on Macintosh
203     E dieresis
204     I acute
205     I circumflex
206     I grave
207     I dieresis
208     O acute
209     O circumflex
210     O grave
211     U acute
212     U circumflex
213     U grave
214     y dieresis
215     Y dieresis

# Requested by Ruth Laila Schmidt for Shina
216     g overdot
217     c underdot
218     ae acute
219     atilde acute
220     etilde acute
221     itilde acute
222     otilde acute
223     utilde acute
# Plus capital versions
224     G overdot
225     C underdot
226     AE acute
227     Atilde acute
228     Etilde acute
229     Itilde acute
230     Otilde acute
231     Utilde acute

232     .notdef
233     .notdef
234     .notdef
235     .notdef
236     .notdef
237     .notdef
238     .notdef
239     .notdef
240     .notdef
241     .notdef
242     .notdef
243     .notdef
244     .notdef
245     .notdef
246     .notdef
247     .notdef
248     .notdef
249     .notdef
250     .notdef
251     .notdef
252     .notdef
253     .notdef
254     .notdef
255     .notdef


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