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 ====== Transliteration ====== ====== Transliteration ======
-Editing transliteration should be a simple affair. After all, it only use a few alphabetic signs. Alas, it isn't.+Editing transliteration should be a simple affair. After all, it only uses a few alphabetic signs. Alas, it isn't.
 In the MdC, a simple, ASCII-based standard was used. But this standard requires special fonts, where "​a"​ are not "​a"​ but "​ayin"​. In the MdC, a simple, ASCII-based standard was used. But this standard requires special fonts, where "​a"​ are not "​a"​ but "​ayin"​.
 This lead to many problem when texts where exchanged. Passing from Mac to PC was a real problem, and publishers were very unhappy. ​ This lead to many problem when texts where exchanged. Passing from Mac to PC was a real problem, and publishers were very unhappy. ​
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 To use a unicode font, you need to have a font with the correct signs. Currently, the possible free fonts are: To use a unicode font, you need to have a font with the correct signs. Currently, the possible free fonts are:
-  * EgyptoSerif,​ my own transliteration font. The signs are not very good looking, but they are in the correct place.+  * [[http://​jsesh.qenherkhopeshef.org/​pack_translit.zip|EgyptoSerif]], my own transliteration font. The signs are not very good looking, but they are in the correct place.
   * Gentium Plus   * Gentium Plus
   * New Athena Unicode (see the exact details)   * New Athena Unicode (see the exact details)
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   - Select a font for transliteration   - Select a font for transliteration
   - open the "​advanced option",​ and check "​Unicode Transliteration fonts"   - open the "​advanced option",​ and check "​Unicode Transliteration fonts"
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 ==== Current problems with unicode fonts ==== ==== Current problems with unicode fonts ====
  
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 === Capital H̱ === === Capital H̱ ===
-On some systems, H̱ (as in the ram-god //H̱nmw//) displays poorly. It depends on the font **and** on the software **and** on the system. In most cases, it's ok. One annoying exception is that it doesn'​t give a good result with JSesh **on Mac OS X**. Apparently, the rendering system gives better results on Windows. Note thatif you paste your text in a word processor, you will probably get a good result anyway.+On some systems, H̱ (as in the ram-god //H̱nmw//) displays poorly. It depends on the font **and** on the software **and** on the system. In most cases, it's ok. One annoying exception is that it doesn'​t give a good result with JSesh **on Mac OS X**. Apparently, the rendering system gives better results on Windows. Note that if you paste your text in a word processor, you will probably get a good result anyway.
  
 === Yod === === Yod ===
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 Simply select your font (using "​Choose font" in front of the Transliteration font), and then, in the advanced options, select "MdC (non Unicode) Transliteration font". Simply select your font (using "​Choose font" in front of the Transliteration font), and then, in the advanced options, select "MdC (non Unicode) Transliteration font".
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