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cherokee – A font for the Cherokee script

The Chero­kee script was de­signed in 1821 by Seg­woya.

The al­pha­bet is es­sen­tially syl­labic, only 6 char­ac­ters (a e i o s u) cor­re­spond to Ro­man let­ters: the font en­codes these to the cor­re­spond­ing ro­man let­ter. The re­main­ing 79 char­ac­ters have been ar­bi­trar­ily en­coded in the range 38–122; the chero­kee pack­age pro­vides com­mands that map each such syl­la­ble to the ap­pro­pri­ate char­ac­ter; for ex­am­ple, Seg­woya him­self would be rep­re­sented \Cse\Cgwo\Cya.

The font is dis­tributed as source; it works very poorly in mod­ern en­vi­ron­ments, and could do with ex­pert at­ten­tion (if you are in­ter­ested, please con­tact the CTAN team for de­tails).

Ver­sion 2011-01-11
Li­censesFree li­cense not oth­er­wise listed
Copy­right1994 Alan Stanier
Main­tainerAlan Stanier
Con­tained inTeX Live as chero­kee
MiKTeX as chero­kee
TopicsMF Font
Non­ro­man Font
See alsoocherokee

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