suzmccarth wrote:
> --- In, Michael Everson <everson@...> wrote:
> >
> > In point of fact, we have worked to encode Vai because Vai people
> > wanted us to because they want to use Vai on computers.
> Is it only those Vai who are already literate in English who wish to
> keyboard Vai? For many scripts this is so. It is becoming the case
> for Cree, although I saw it at an earlier stage where the Cree were
> still using the syllabic typewriter.
> It seems only equitable, however, that the Vai should be able, as
> the English are, to sit down and keyboard their own set of visual
> glyphs, transferring a visual image from mind to screen.
> It seems equitable also that they should have an input method that
> requires them to choose a glyph from the set they are familiar with
> and not the 'superset'.
> While Richard W. has shown us the Bible, and it may well be that the
> Bible uses the full set, like Cree there is a whole other world,
> less visible, of unpublished text where the Vai use their own
> orthography and write as they choose.
> If there is in fact a dual orthography this should be understood and
> not compared to our expectations of one standardized orthography?

Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...