Re: missing Latin letter for transcription

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Mar 19 1999 - 10:29:08 EST

Michael Everson wrote:

> Ireland requested LATIN SMALL LETTER LONG S WITH DOT ABOVE because it was
> found in coded character sets for the Irish language and not for
> "political" reasons. It was the only character in those character sets
> which was not 1-1 mappable to the UCS.

I did not mean to imply otherwise. I was careful to state that I listed only
*some* of the character sets with which Unicode maintains 1-1

However, I did fail to mention that some of the characters in
Latin Extended Additional are also for 1-1 transcodability.
That was an error.

So: 1-1 transcodability with various character sets is a factor
for both Latin Extended B and Latin Extended Additional.

John Cowan
	You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
	You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
		Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)

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