The Dasher concept works with almost any language.
Thai. Dasher can
generate complicated multi-part characters
by combining the Unicode components.
Many languages are supported in Dasher version 3,
and new languages can be enabled by adding an appropriate
alphabet.xml file. As of November 2005, the only major languages that
are not supported in Dasher version 3 are Japanese and Chinese; for these
two languages we have partial solutions in version 3, and we intend to have complete
solutions in version 4.
We encourage you to personalize Dasher by supplying a training file
written in your own style.
Instructions for Dasher versions 3 and 4
With version 3, as with version 1.6, every language requires a
text file full of natural writing (about 300K or more); a specification of
the alphabet of the language is also required.
Version 3 works in Unicode.
Many languages are supported in Dasher version 3.
As of Wed 14/7/04, over
sixty Alphabets are provided with Dasher.
All the latest alphabet XML files are
in this directory,
and there is
an organized summary of the alphabets by region and language group.
Training texts are provided
on the download page for about fifty European,
Asian, African, and Semitic languages.
[Here is an alternative link to the training text directory.]
To switch language, select Options->Alphabet.
More advice about how to create a training set
How Japanese Dasher works
How Chinese Dasher will work
About combining characters in Dasher
Font information for Dasher users.
Indo-European languages tutorial website
| Excellent unicode character site by Alan Wood,
who also has a unicode
This mimer website was helpful to us in making alphabet files,
and this advice on European alphabets.
To convert UTF8 documents to robust HTML (for webpages)
we use this convertor by Iain Murray.