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<everson@evertype To: Ida Bagus Adi Sudewa/Indonesia/IBM@IBMID.com> cc: Rick McGowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
Subject: Re: The first article
Hi Ida Bagus Adi Sudewa,
I received your first and third articles, but have
not received the second one. I converted the first one to PDF and sent
it to Rick and Debbie; I will do so with the third one as well.
You have done a lot of very good work on the script
so far and it is very encouraging. So many people who want to encode
scripts don't understand Unicode at all! Clearly you do understand
it, and this will help tremendously.
About the budget. You said:
>About the funding, we are a privately funded foundation
>limited by our personal budget. Please advise us
what are the costs
>that may occur for this encoding effort. If the
cost is bigger than
>what we are preparing now, we may need to raise
more money from
>other sources. We will try to contact the Bali Provincial
>for support, and the Faculty of Letters Udayana
>resources of linguists, existing researchs, and
lontars (palm leaves
As we explained, one of the reasons the Script Encoding
Initiative exists is to free me from having to do other work so
I can spend more than my scant spare time on script proposals. We have
estimated that the amount of time I spend on revising and preparing
an average proposal is worth about $2000. Obviously we understand
that your budget is your own, and such an amount may not be feasible.
Or it may. All I can say is that it would be a lot easier
for me to work actively on encoding the Balinese script with funding
Please let us know what you think.
By the way, the biggest question with regard to the
encoding is easily answered: Let's use the virama model for Balinese.
Currently I am looking at some Javanese materials and
am thinking about the unification question.
Some years ago a friend gave me a palm-leaf book with
a bamboo cover. It seems to be about Rama and Sita, and I have always
thought it was in Balinese since the letters seemed very different
from Javanese letters I had seen. I've attached a 72-dpi jpg here
just for interest. I think that's Garuda on the right...
Best regards, -- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com/