Qalam-2003-05-17

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From: "Don Osborn" <dzo@xxxxxx>
To: qalam @ yahoogroups . com , unicode@unicode.org
Subject: Re: ISO 6438, the Niamey keyboard, and ISO/TC46/SC4/WG1
Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 23:48:19 +0200 [display date in original archive was 5/17 due to time zone difference]

Thanks, Peter, this is very helpful - glad you could save your money and share the info. I've added the link to the "A12n" gateway page at http://www.bisharat.net/A12N/#char .

Don Osborn
Bisharat.net

----- Original Message -----
From: Peter_Constable @ sil .org
To: qalam @ yahoogroups . com , unicode @ unicode . org
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2003 7:35 PM
Subject: Re: ISO 6438, the Niamey keyboard, and ISO/TC46/SC4/WG1

>
> John Hudson wrote on 05/14/2003 12:07:25 PM:
>
> > I don't have details on hand, but the book in which I encountered the
> > Niamey keyboard layout is entitled _A Thesaurus of African Languages_
> > edited by Michael Mann and David Dalby (London. 1987). I note that there
> > are two copies currently offered for sale on www.abe.com.
>
> At US$100, I'm glad to find that the library on our center has a copy. The
> entire thing is done without capitals (except the title page, which the
> publisher would have done) in order to reinforce their idea that capitals
> aren't needed for the orthographies of African languages -- a bit of
> overkill, I think.
>
> Anyway, I've put info on this keyboard layout on the Web at:
>
> http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&item_id=IntlNiameyKybd
>
>
> - Peter
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Peter Constable
>
> Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
> 7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75236, USA


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