LaserCherokee in Unicode
Now type Unicode-encoded Cherokee Text and Sort It In Correct Cherokee Alphabetic Sort Order!
LaserCherokee™ in Unicode provides the high-quality, Unicode-encoded CherokeeLSU™ font in TrueType format for typing Cherokee, plus English and Western European Latin-based languages. The product includes software deadkey keyboards that provide logical, phonetic input of the Cherokee Syllabary in any Unicode-compatible application. For example
There are two unique features of LaserCherokee in Unicode. The first is the ability to type and sort Cherokee text. Your computer's present Operating System does not support the Cherokee alphabetic sorting order, but LaserCherokee in Unicode includes a keyboard input method that will allow you to type Cherokee text using Microsoft Word and then sort the text according to the standard Cherokee sorting order using Word's sort command. Thus, for the first time, users may create lists of Cherokee words (needed to create a dictionary, for example), and automatically sort them in correct Cherokee order. (Note you may do this in any Unicode-compatible application that uses the same sort order as Word.)
To see a sample of this unique capability with a short explanation see this pop-up.
The second unique feature of this product is the LaserCherokee Converter, which allows conversion of Cherokee text back and forth between the Unicode-encoded CherokeeLSU font and the non-Unicode CherokeeLS font (part of the older, ASCII-encoded LaserCherokee). This allows users of the older, non-Unicode font to convert their files to the new Unicode-encoded font. It also allows those who must publish material in non-Unicode applications to create sorted Cherokee text using the CherokeeLSU font, and then convert it to the non-Unicode CherokeeLS font for import of sorted text into non-Unicode applications like QuarkXPress 6.5. (Note that the non-Unicode CherokeeLS font is sold separately, as part of LaserCherokee.)
The Cherokee language is spoken by approximately 10,000 people in the Cherokee Nation (in Oklahoma), as well as speakers in the homelands (of the Eastern Band of Cherokee, in North Carolina). One of the most famous figures in Cherokee history is Sequoyah (1760?-1843). The syllabary which Sequoyah devised for Cherokee between 1809 and 1821 is still considered one of the most impressive works of linguistic analysis and invention ever created, and remains in use to this day. The 85-character syllabary differs from an alphabetic system in that each character symbolizes a syllable, rather than a sound, in the language. See the Cherokee Syllabary demonstrated using the CherokeeLSU font in this pop-up.
Sample of Cherokee text typed with the CherokeeLSU font:
Languages Supported by LaserCherokee in Unicode
|Catalan||Finnish||Italian||plus any additional|
|Danish||German||Portuguese||by code page 1252|
LaserCherokee in Unicode for Windows
LaserCherokee in Unicode for Windows
LaserCherokee in Unicode for Windows System Requirements:
- Operating Systems
- Requires Windows 10, 8, 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, or Windows 2000.
- Requires any Unicode-compatible application, such as Microsoft Word 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000, or 97. Microsoft Publisher, Adobe® InDesign® CS, and QuarkXPress 7.0 and newer are compatible.
- Microsoft Word 97 or newer is required to use the LaserCherokee Converter, for converting files back and forth between the Unicode and non-Unicode versions of LaserCherokee.
- Older, non-Unicode applications such as WordPerfect (at least through version 12) do not support these fonts. QuarkXPress 6.5 and older, FrameMaker (any version), and PageMaker (any version) do not support these fonts.
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 (included in Microsoft Office 2003) is not compatible with LaserCherokee in Unicode for Windows. All text is changed to the Arial font, whether typed with the keyboard, input using Insert Symbol, or pasted from Word using the Windows clipboard. PowerPoint users should type their text in Word or another Unicode-compatible application, and save the text as a graphic for import into PowerPoint. Users can also use WordArt to create their text. To do this in PowerPoint go to Insert, Picture, WordArt, and type your text, formatting it as desired. Alternatively, users can type directly into PowerPoint using our non-Unicode LaserCherokee fonts. (Earlier versions of PowerPoint have not been tested for compatibility.)
- LaserCherokee Converter: The LaserCherokee ASCII-encoded fonts used in your documents must be version 3.0 (dated September 16, 1997) or newer to be successfully converted. If your fonts are older than version 3.0 you must first update LaserCherokee and convert your documents to the new version of the ASCII-encoded fonts following instructions in the Troubleshooting Manual. Then the LaserCherokee Converter can be used to convert your documents to the Unicode-encoded version of LaserCherokee.
- How do I find the version number?
- Printer: The fonts will print to any Windows printer at the highest quality allowed by your printer.
- Documentation: All documentation, including the User's Manual, the Cherokee Syllabary Chart, and the Keyboard Layout Chart (showing placement of the characters on the keys), is in Adobe Acrobat™ PDF format, included in the product, and installed to the Windows Start menu for easy access. Users may view the documentation on screen or print it, using Acrobat Reader, available free online if you do not already have it.
- These fonts are compatible with the Macintosh version of LaserCherokee in Unicode. No conversion of files is necessary when transferring files to Macintosh if your applications are fully Unicode-aware and LaserCherokee in Unicode fonts are installed on both systems.
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LaserCherokee in Unicode for Macintosh
LaserCherokee in Unicode for MacintoshLaserCherokee in Unicode for Macintosh System Requirements:
- Operating Systems
- Requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
- Any Unicode-compatible application.
- The only Macintosh applications we are aware of that support Unicode at this time are Microsoft Word 2011/2008/2004, Mellel, InDesign CS, QuarkExpress 7.0 or newer, OpenOffice, Pages, Nisus Writer Express, TextEdit (included with Mac OS X), Oxygen, and BBEdit. We have only tested the fonts in Word 2004, Mellel, Nisus Writer Express and TextEdit. (If you are aware of additional applications please let us know.)
- Although the fonts may be typed in any Unicode-compatible application, the LaserCherokee Converter included in the product requires Word 2004 or 2011, and does not work in any other application, including Word 2008. If you need to convert old LaserCherokee for Macintosh documents to the LaserCherokee in Unicode font you must have Word 2004 or 2011. Word 2008 does not support Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros and therefore will not work. You must have Word 2004 or 2011. (Microsoft left VBA out of Word 2008.)
- Even applications that claim to be Unicode and OpenType compliant may only support a limited range of Unicode characters or a limited set of OpenType features. Contact Linguist's Software about compatibility questions and about the availability of a non-Unicode version of this product that works in all applications.
- These fonts are compatible with the Windows version of LaserCherokee in Unicode. No conversion of files is necessary when transferring files to Windows if your applications are fully Unicode-aware and LaserCherokee in Unicode fonts are installed on both systems.
- All documentation is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, available for viewing and/or printing.
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- LaserYukon in Unicode
- For non-Unicode versions of related fonts, available for both Windows and Macintosh, see LaserCherokee
- Also see Native American Language Products
- Because Unicode fonts have different encodings than non-Unicode fonts, the LaserCherokee in Unicode font is not interchangeable with the LaserCherokee font. However, both Unicode and non-Unicode fonts may be installed on your system (since they have different file and font names) and may even be used in the same documents.