This is the README file accompanying the Yi for LaTeX package.
Please consult yi4tex.tex if you require detailed information.
Package name: Yi for LaTeX, v. 0.1
Author: Oliver Corff
Description: Yi for LaTeX provides support for writing all
standardized Yi characters in LaTeX documents. The
language Yi is spoken by the Yi nationality (also
known as Lolo) in Southern China (namely in Sichuan,
Guizhou, Yunnan and Guangxi). The script is a purely
syllabic script which was developed on the basis of
an older, ideographic system.
All 1165 characters are provided in two typefaces,
regular and boldface and can be accessed by their
Requirements: LaTeX2e. The package relies on the NFSS
mechanism and will probably not work with LaTeX209.
Comments: The version number will increase once the following
- Review of the character set (at present, glyph shapes
were defined after books, without feedback
from native speakers)
- Inclusion of the Yi syllable set in ISO 10646 and
Unicode. The final arrangement may differ
from the present arrangement.
- Improvement of the user interface.
Oliver Corff, Ulaanbaatar, September 1997
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yi4latex – Yi (Southern Chinese) support
Package to provide support in LaTeX for writing all
standardized Yi characters. Yi (also known as Lolo) is spoken
in Southern China; the script is syllabic, based on an older,