smart Unicode font for Dai Banna (Xishuangbanna Dai)


This package provides the Dai Banna SIL fonts which are a Unicode rendering of the New Tai Lue (Xishuangbanna Dai) script. Version 2.000 is the first Unicode release. (Version 1.0 was released under the name of 'SIL Dai Banna' in legacy encoding.) Two font families, differing only in weight, allow for a wide range of uses.

The New Tai Lue script is used by approximately 300,000 people who speak the Xishuangbanna Dai language in Yunnan, China. It is a simplification of the Tai Tham (Old Tai Lue) script as used for this language for hundreds of years.

The Dai Banna SIL fonts are smart fonts using a Graphite description. The source package includes the source GDL code for the description. The features of the fonts are:

 - complete coverage of the New Tai Lue script
 - Graphite smarts for re-ordrant vowels and line-breaking

Extended Font sources (Graphite .gdl and FontLab .vfb) are available in the source package and on the project website.

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