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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).

Sources/fonts/cherokee
Documentation
Version 2011-01-11
LicensesFree license not otherwise listed
Copyright1994 Alan Stanier
MaintainerAlan Stanier
Contained inTeX Live as cherokee
MiKTeX as cherokee
TopicsNonroman Font
Font
MF Font
See alsoocherokee

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