Sunday, November 2, 2008

Typing and Reading Syriac

3 comments:

Newanewa said...

Hi Tom,

It's Kaonohi from XenoType Technologies. The Syriac is finally about to happen. I'd be happy to send you same samples or more information.

Tom Gewecke said...

That's great! I'll do a new blog article for it. It would be cool to be able to put up a graphic of the Lord's Prayer test page as shown on Safari.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update! I am a scholar of Syriac, and in the recent past we have seen great advancements in Syriac typing on the Windows OS since the XP version. Unfortunately Syriac has not been well represented on the MAC OS as well as the iOS for mobile devices. As stated above, the Syriac language is very significant; it is a close relative of the Aramaic language which was the lingua franca across the Mediterranean until the the rise of Islam and the Arabic language. Would be great to see this development and I would be happy to help out in any way that I could.