The Nyala-displayed text is hyper-condensed with poor lisibility, and furthest from actual Ethiopic publication norms. The WazĂ©ma font (A0 Desta Unicode) on the other hand, is visibly closest to publication fonts, with better proportioned and aligned characters, more symmetric and better spaced separators, better Latin to Ethiopic size ratios, all contributing to improved lisibility.
Nyala uses a âdouble dotâ as gemination mark following the Unicode âconventionâ, but in complete disregard to the traditional âsingle dotâ gemination mark which WazĂ©ma fonts implement rightly. An attempt was made to bring the issue to the attention of the Unicode Consortium and community through their mailing list; unfortunately and sadly, Wazema System has been systematically removed from the mailing list since the release of its version 1.5! This is all symptomatic of the general state of affairs: foreign designs will continue to be implemented on Ethiopia and her people, so long as Ethiopia and her people have not reasserted their sovereignty; (... to a general problem a general solution).
For those who do not know how to set the default Ethiopic font for their browser, here is how it is done for Internet Explorer v.7, assuming that you have already installed the WazĂ©ma fonts on your PC (download and extract the WazĂ©ma executable, then from C:\WazĂ©ma folder drag and drop the WazĂ©ma fonts into the C:\WINDOWS\FONT folder of your PC):
First, click on the TOOLS menu and INTERNET OPTIONS sub-menu, as shown below;