Forum: DSL Ideas and Suggestions
started by: newby
Posted by newby on Feb. 09 2008,01:27I've uploaded a new application "nafe-0.1.exe.tar.gz" for creating console fonts.
I've been researching character sets for the top 50% of languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Hindi and Bengali. So far, my research suggests that Hindi and Bengali are the hardest to cover in the *nix world.
We could _almost_ squeeze all the needed accent characters into the top 128 characters of a 255 character font. Such a font could help with internationalizing text-based applications.
I'd be interested in discussing this with anyone who is familiar with romanization of non-English languages.