12.0446 medieval Portuguese character-set problems

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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 446.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 20:54:06 +0000
From: <cbf@socrates.berkeley.edu>
Subject: Re: cantigas texts (fwd)

A colleague at Mt. Holyoke (Margaret Switten) has an NEH grant to produce
a CD-ROM disk of medieval lyric poetry (text, images, music) and has run
into character set difficulties.

She is using Multimedia Director (v. 4) and had hoped to use Arial and/or
Courier fonts from Monotype. (These are the normal Windows fonts, which
Microsft licences from Monotype.) However for medieval Portuguese she
needs tildes over e,i,u,y. She's been in touch with Monotype to try to
modify the font, but what they've been able to produce is unsatisfactory;
in addition, their licensing terms are quite onerous.

Can anyone think of another solution? I will be glad to serve as an

Charles Faulhaber Department of Spanish UC Berkeley, CA 94720-2590
(510) 642-3781 FAX (510) 642-7589 cbf@socrates.berkeley.edu

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