Compatible Font for Macs and PCs...

Steven Lindquist slindqui at MAIL.SMU.EDU
Sun Nov 30 01:05:12 UTC 2008

Older Mac fonts aren't necessarily incompatible with OSX.  When OSX  
first came out, myself and a tech person at UT-Austin got Manjushree  
working (and it still does in 10.5.5; it simply required appending  
".rsrc" to the keyboard layout file before installing it).  I just  
installed Gandhari since I know I have to switch to unicode someday  
and it works just peachy -- including anusvAra + m (perhaps you were  
not using the extended keyboard layout?).  I can't see immediately  
whether or how it might do complex diacritics (e.g., a long vowel with  
accent), but I just started looking at it.



Steven Lindquist, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Religious Studies
Southern Methodist University

On Nov 29, 2008, at 1:44 AM, Valerie J Roebuck wrote:

> Are you sure? I tried Gandhari Unicode when trying to process some
> documents on my husband's Mac with OS X , and I couldn't even get it
> to produce a lower case anusvAra M. (When I used the thing that's
> supposed to let you find non-standard characters, it put in a rather
> messy upper case one instead). I would like to know this, because I
> have been happily using the Norman fonts on my ancient Mac Classic
> for many years, with Pop Char for when I need to find a particularly
> obscure character, and am dreading the day (surely not far off) when
> I have to get a modern Mac with OS X.
> Valerie J Roebuck
> At 10:22 pm -0800 28/11/08, Andrew Glass wrote:
>> Dear Mary,
>> The Gandhari Unicode font has all the signs you will need. It also
>> works well on a MacBook when using a modern word processor like
>> Mellel.
>> Andrew

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