Friday, December 24, 2010
Cherokee, Apple partner to put language on iPhones
According to Wikipedia, 'since 2002, all Apple computers come with a Cherokee font installed.' Also, 'Cherokee Nation members Joseph L. Erb and Roy Boney, Jr. developed an iPhone application for Cherokee language text messaging and are in the process of developing Cherokee language social network and video games.' The Cherokee language, Tsalagi, has a written syllabary invented by Sequoyah in the early 19th century--which was particularly interesting as Sequoyah did not read any other script prior to his work on the syllabary.