Package: ttf-sil-yi (1.200-1)
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Original Maintainers (usually from Debian):
- Debian Fonts Task Force (Mail Archive)
- Nicolas Spalinger
- Daniel Glassey
It should generally not be necessary for users to contact the original maintainer.
- Homepage [scripts.sil.org]
Unicode font for Yi (a script used in southwestern China)
The SIL Yi Font was developed in 2000 as a single Unicode font for the standardized Yi script used by a large ethnic group in southwestern China.
The traditional Yi scripts have been in use for centuries, and have a tremendous number of local variants. The script was standardized in the 1970's by the Chinese government. In the process of standardization, 820 symbols from the traditional scripts of the Liangshan region were chosen to form a syllabary.
The syllable inventory of a speech variety from Xide County, Sichuan was used as the phonological basis for standardization. For the most part there is one symbol per phonologically-distinct syllable and vice-versa. The direction of writing and reading was standardized as left-to-right. Punctuation symbols were borrowed from Chinese, and a diacritic was incorporated into the system to mark one of the tones.
Font sources (Fontographer .fog) are available in the source package and on the project website.
Author: Peter Constable, Alex Kotlar, Peter Martin
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