## Intro

The following is a short note I wrote on the history of character sets. Here you can find the pdf.

## Technical stuff

This document has been typeset with `XeLaTeX`, using the Emacs23-snapshot (gtk) and Ubuntu Hardy Heron. The pdf uses many fonts, the best I could find for every script, together with the website where I found it.

### Fonts

First install the fonts, I used:

``````sudo apt install fonts-linuxlibertine fonts-mph-2b-damase fonts-ancient-scripts
``````

and in your `tex` file:

``````\newfontinstance{\greek}{Linux Libertine O} % Greek
\newfontinstance{\phoenician}{MPH 2B Damase} % Phoenician
\newfontinstance{\hieroglyph}{Aegyptus} % Egyptian
``````

`XeLaTeX` has changed since I first wrote this document, so I had to do the following hack:

``````\let\newfontinstance=\newfontfamily
``````

### Emacs and Unicode:

Emacs23 deals with Unicode nicely. In order to change the input method; that is, in order to change the script, use `ucs-insert`, and the Unicode hexadecimal number. For example, for the G1 vulture in the hyeroglyphs, use `ucs-insert` and the type `F3B7A`.