The Unicode Consortium now has a list specially dedicated to Africa. This is
excellent news as it promises to give issues relative to African languages and
Unicode more focused attention. Note subscription info in test below.
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Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 14:32:32 -0700
From: Rick McGowan <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: [africa] Africa List now active at Unicode.ORG
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The new mail list for African script issues, as announced last week by
Charles Riley, is now active at Unicode.ORG.
This is a forum for discussion of African scripts, including native
scripts and imported scripts (e.g., Latin-based orthographies for African
If you do not wish to be on this mail list, please let me know. Also, if
you wish to receive message digests instead of ordinary e-mail, you can do
that as well.
In the coming days I will try to post some information about Vai which was
circulated among many of the people now subscribed to the list, so that we
have an on-line record of what has happened so far.
The initial list of subscribers is attached below.
The "raw" mail archives will be available here:
Accessing these public archives requires a user id and password. These
will be the same as for the public Unicode list: "unicode-ml" is the user
id and "unicode" is the password.
[list of 23 subscribers omitted]
If you know others who may wish to subscribe, you can tell them...
To subscribe, send mail to [log in to unmask] and put "subscribe africa"
in the subject line. You'll get a confirmation note, and you must forward
and reply to the note before your subscription is effective.
To un-subscribe, send mail to [log in to unmask] and put "unsubscribe
africa" in the subject line.
To get the help file (below) send mail to [log in to unmask] and put
"help" in the subject line.
[help file omitted]
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