Herman Miller wrote: > On Thu, 6 Mar 2003 00:30:17 -0800, Garth Wallace <[log in to unmask]> > wrote: > > >>If you go with Unicode, you wouldn't need special fonts for that. You >>could just use the cedilla combining mark with d or z. You could have a >>barred W with ogonek and hacek if you really wanted it... > > > The problem is that the standard Windows fonts don't have a cedilla > combining mark, and I don't want to make it any harder to write in Lindiga > than it needs to be. It doesn't seem likely that Windows will support > barred w's with ogoneks or haceks any time in the near future. Does Mac > have better support for these things? It's likely that my next system won't > be a Windows system anyway.... According to <http://www.hclrss.demon.co.uk/unicode/fonts_mac.html>, MacOS has had Unicode support since v8.5, and has shipped with default Unicode fonts since v9 (the defaults containing at the very least the Basic Latin, Latin-1 Supplement, Latin Extended-A, Spacing Modifier Letters, Combining Diacritical Marks, General Punctuation, Currency Symbols, and Mathematical Operators code pages). MacOS X default fonts are similar, except many don't have Spacing Modifier Letters--all have Combining Diacritical Marks, except for the CJK-specific and symbol fonts. MacOS X also has a Unicode character palette. Recent releases of Linux distributions using GNOME come with the Pango text-rendering engine, which supports Unicode about as fully as one could hope for, even supporting scripts like Hangul and Arabic that require special ligatures and shaping, AIUI.