Re: A basic question on encoding Latin characters

From: Scott Horne (
Date: Fri Sep 24 1999 - 18:16:38 EDT

John Hudson wrote:
> While I'm sympathetic to the desire to
> enforce the abstract character philosophy in Unicode, I don't want to be
> the person who has to explain to the Chechens why the Germans, French,
> Dutch, Italians, etc., can have all their diacritic letters encoded but the
> Chechens cannot.

Nor do I. It wasn't my decision, and I don't want to have to tell the unpleasant

Some of the special letters probably will have to be encoded: the _ie_
ligature, the _uo_ ligature, and barred _z_.


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