--- In qalam@yahoogroups.com, Michael Everson <everson@...> wrote:
> At 14:58 +0000 2005-09-02, Jonathon Blake wrote:
> >Michael wrote:

> >Explain why it is unrealistic for a person who uses a syllabic writing
> >system to expect do data input in that writing system?
> Haven't we gone over this? There aren't enough keys. You're going to
> have to use some sort of deadkey system if input is to be by the
> keyboard.

Is there any DIY way of having the dead keys following, like Unicode
modifiers? It would be nice to type and see the basic form and then
add modifiers, but the Unicode proposal ruled out combining modifiers
for Vai. The argument was that the modifying marks were not
systematic; a better argument is that they could cause more trouble
for renderers than retroflex hooks.