Tuesday, August 15, 2017

MacOS 10.13 High Sierra: New Language Features

I've searched through all the comments and info I could find in various forums regarding new language features in High Sierra (in public and developer beta, to be released this fall), but so far have found very little:

+Possibly one new system localization (Hindi)

+Possibly new bilingual dictionaries for Dutch and Russian

+No evidence of new keyboards or spellcheckers (Lao and Amharic still missing)

If anyone has better info, feel free to comment.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

MacOS: Reading and Writing Linear B Script

Linear B was used for writing the earliest forms of Greek used by the Mycenaean civilization.

For a Unicode Font, download Aegean from this page.

For a Unicode keyboard, go to this page.

Another input option is a character picker:

https://tomer.github.io/characterPicker/#?load=0x10080-linear_b_ideograms.json

https://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/fui.html8

For online resources for studying Linear B, see e-ni-jo-te.

(I recommend you not use the old non-Unicode Clark fonts which map Linear B to Latin, as everyone should be using Unicode for text exchange these days)