Séamas Ó Brógáin's lovely cló Gaelach typeface, called "Gadelica" would
be a good starting point for people wanting to try using the traditional
Irish dotted consonants for themselves.
Gadelica is a free font, which can be download at
http://www.iol.ie/~sob/. It is free because of the generosity and
philosophy of its maker, Séamas Ó Brógáin, who is perhaps better known
as a placenames expert - I certainly had no idea that Séamas had become
a fontmaker until Gadelica emerged full-grown, in all its beauty, like a
On a Mac, choose Gadelica and use option+w before hitting the consonant
on which you wish to place the buailte/ponc séimhithe.
I'm doing that now, inside Thunderbird (and cc:ing relevant lists).
It won't look exactly the same on your machine unless you alrady have
Gadelica installed, but, if you have Gentium or any other font which
supports dotted consonants, at least you will see them (being displayed
in Roman, rather than in Irish script) on any system bright enough to
pick up on your requirements and go search for the font best matched to
Seo linn, mar sin:
Treise leat, a Ṡéamais!
27 Páirc an Ḟéiṫlinn, Baile an Ḃóṫair,
An Ċarraig Ḋuḃ
Co. Áṫa Cliaṫ,
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