Re: FW: U+204A- Tironian ET?

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Mon May 17 1999 - 13:10:25 EDT

U+204A TIRONIAN SIGN ET has indeed been accepted for inclusion
in the Unicode Standard. It will be part of the forthcoming
Unicode Standard, Version 3.0.

Information about characters accepted for addition to future
versions of the Unicode Standard can be found at:

(where, unfortunately, TIRONIAN SIGN ET was misspelled as
TIRONIAN SIGH ET ! --I'll get that corrected)


--Ken Whistler, Technical Director, Unicode, Inc.

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From: Ciarán Ó Duibhín []
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 1999 6:52 PM
Subject: U+204A- Tironian ET?

I am a member of an Irish committee on computing standards, and we have been
informed by one of our members that there is a character called "Tironian
ET" at position U+204A.
Our member states that this character is used by "rare-book librarians" and
he wishes to use it for Irish, for what I would regard as a Gaelic glyph of
the ampersand character.
I do not see any such character in the on-line version of Unicode, and I see
only that U+204A is marked "reserved" in some lists and is absent in others.
Can you tell me what the status of this character is in Unicode please?
                                Thank you,
                                Ciarán Ó Duibhín

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