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Why not use a program to convert your old documents automatically?


On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 7:16 PM, David Peterson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> On Jan 28, 2010, at 2◊32 PM, Sai Emrys wrote:
>
> > Why did you make a custom font for this?
> >
> > SIL already has a Mac-compatible keyboard layout for their Unicode
> > compatible IPA fonts. Remember, I uploaded a keymap for it recently?
> >
> > 1. download
> http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/render_download.php?site_id=nrsi&format=file&media_id=IPA-MACkbd&filename=IPA-MACkbd.dmg
> > 2. drop in ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts/ and restart
> >
> > I think this is a much better solution than having a completely
> > unnecessary custom font. And yes, Unicode compatibility matters.
>
> Well, unfortunately, this still doesn't solve the main problem.
> This is what having a custom font buys you:
>
> -With something like a definition template, you can copy and
> paste a template that is preset with different fonts (which I need,
> anyway, since I have fonts for the various orthographies for my
> languages). If one cell of this template is dedicated to IPA and
> you have an IPA font, you can copy and paste it and easily type
> in IPA in that cell without worry.
>
> You canNOT copy and paste a keyboard layout. This means that
> in order to type in IPA, you'll have to change the keyboard layout
> every single time which is wasted time and effort.
>
> So, I can do it, but it's a poor solution, at best.
>
> -David
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