Nicholas Bodley wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 23:18:53 -0400, Peter T. Daniels
> <grammatim@...> wrote:
> > I haven't seen exactly a stampede to use my Meroitic, Ogham, Gothic,
> > Kharoshthi, Oriya,
> Not even Oriya? IIrc, it's used in Orissa, but I have no idea by how many.

Also for lots of minority languages in that state -- there happen to be
a number of Munda languages there.

> > Lepcha, Phagspa, Javanese, Hanunoo, Samaritan, Syriac (3x), Buryat,
> > Pollard, Fraser, Semaphore, and Braille fonts; I created all of them for
> > WWS. My Coptic and Mandaic have been used by others. I think I left out
> > some where I finished what others had begun, and the Arabic family was a
> > joint effort.
> I think someone who can do that merits respect. As well, it seems that
> Peter has gained respect fo that and his other work.

At least one other Oriya font now exists -- see Marco Cimarosti's
handsome little book, *Non legitur: Around the World in Thirty-three
Scripts* (in Italian, but you don't need to know Italian to be able to
read it).

In 1993, there was none. Indeed, about five years ago I wrote the
scripts chapter for *Language in South Asia* (Cambridge), and the
editors, Braj Kachru and S. N. Sridhar, report that the Indian
typesetter is unable to typeset it. It doesn't use any fonts for
non-scheduled languages.
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...