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Title Type
Fraser Alphabet - Wikipedia web page
Fraser Alphabet - Omniglot web page
How Do You Write Lisu? conference presentation
Lisu character picker - Ishida apps web page
Missiology and Orthography: The Unique Contribution of Christian Missionaries in Devising New Scripts journal article
Proposal for encoding the Old Lisu script in the BMP of the UCS academic paper
Script & Font Support in Windows - Microsoft Go Global Developer Center web page
Unicode Character Pickers web page
  • Site nameWikipedia
    DateAccessed 8 July 2010
    LinkFraser Alphabet
  • AuthorSimon Ager
    Site nameOmniglot
    DateAccessed 8 July 2010
    LinkFraser Alphabet
  • Type
    PresenterDavid Morse & Thomas Tehan
    ConferenceThe Fourth International Conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages: "Endangered Languages and Literacy"
    LocationCharlotte, North Carolina, USA
    Date21-24 September 2000
  • Pickers allow you to quickly create phrases in a script by clicking on Unicode characters arranged in a way that aids their identification. The phrase appears at the bottom of the screen and you can easily cut and paste the result into your own document. They're written in XHTML with a small amount of JavaScript.

    This picker includes all the characters in the Unicode Lisu block as of Unicode 5.2, plus a few additional punctuation characters described in the Unicode Standard.

    AuthorRichard Ishida
    Site nameIshida apps
    LinkLisu character picker
  • A journal article on several scripts that were initially devised by Christian Missionaries.

    AuthorPeter Unseth
    DateJuly 2008
    LinkMissiology: An International Review (access through subscription only)

    Throughout history and within a number of language communities, orthographies have enabled the initial transcription of spoken languages. This paper examines the few cases in which a person from outside a language community devised a script for a previously unwritten language. In all of the cases studied, the outsiders who devised scripts for the language communities were Christian missionaries. Among the eight cases are several common factors, and in all the cases, devising something unique for the community (rather than introducing something from the missionaries' own culture) was part of a successful strategy for church planting within these groups.

  • Type
    InstitutionInternational Organization for Standardization
  • Detailed web page that describes changes in script and font support in versions of Windows from Windows 2000 through Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Notable changes in Windows 8 include support for Lisu, Myanmar and N'Ko scripts and increased support for advanced typographic capabilities such as stylistic sets and language-specific forms.

    Site nameMicrosoft Go Global Developer Center
    LinkScript & Font Support in Windows
  • A character picker is a tool that allows users to quickly create phrases in a script by clicking on Unicode characters which have been arranged in a way that aids their identification. This is one such tool, which covers a number of scripts including Arabic, Bengali, Devanagari, Gurmukhi, Hebrew, Lao, Tamil, and Thai, amongst others. The user selects the required script from a panel on the right, and the characters for that script are presented to them, from which they can select the characters they need. As characters are selected, the phrase appears at the bottom of the screen and can be cut and pasted into other documents.
    Character pickers are likely to be most useful to those who don't know a script well enough to use the native keyboard. The arrangement of characters also makes it much more useable than a regular character map utility.

    AuthorRichard Ishida
    DateAccessed 2011-12-21
    LinkUnicode Character Pickers

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