5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 2, 2012 2:02 PM by Tony Brave
Tony Brave Level 3 Level 3 (635 points)

I began to work on a Lakota language project in iBooks Author. Does author support OpenType keyboard? Found this info on:

 

http://www.linguistsoftware.com/llaku.htm#Macintosh

  • 1. Re: OpenType
    K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)

    I'd create a test document in Pages, then import to iBooks Author, noting any import errors/font subtitutions. Test on iPad to confirm.

     

    Good luck in any case.

  • 2. Re: OpenType
    Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (71,735 points)

    Do you already have the fonts from that company?  You cannot install additional fonts on the iPad, so it does not make much sense to test using those.  The question is whether you can display the characters you need properly with the fonts which the iPad already has.  You may as well test directly in iB Author, which is free. Here is a list of the fonts:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4980

     

    I would copy/paste a sample text with all the accented characters you need into iB Author and then switch among the fonts present in the iPad to see how it looks.

     

    It is possible that both the keyboard layouts on the page you reference may work.  The US Extended layout provided with OS X creates diacritics via both dead key and the "OT" method, and that should also be useable for Lakota.  There is a chart here

     

    http://homepage.mac.com/thgewecke/diacritics.html

     

    I may give it try myself later, let us know how any tests you run come out.  If you have a sample text as mentioned above, email me a copy (tom at bluesky dot org).

  • 3. Re: OpenType
    Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (71,735 points)

    PS Could you indicate which of the various orthograhies mentioned here you are planning to use?

     

    http://www.languagegeek.com/siouan/lakota.html

  • 4. Re: OpenType
    Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (71,735 points)

    PSS If it turns out that only those custom fonts provide the quality of display you want, you could publish as a PDF instead of .ibooks format.

  • 5. Re: OpenType
    Tony Brave Level 3 Level 3 (635 points)

    What I orginally wanted was a list of phrases that one could click on and it would trigger an audio file to play. If I could get a widget to do that instead keynote that would be fine also.

     

    Thanks for responding