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Herman Miller wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Mar 2003 00:30:17 -0800, Garth Wallace <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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>>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.