Slovak and Czech "CH" (was: Re:Mixed up priorities)

From: Christopher John Fynn (
Date: Fri Oct 22 1999 - 04:31:08 EDT

Ashley Yakeley wrote:

> At 1999-10-21 17:54, G. Adam Stanislav wrote:

>> Yes, we can type "ch" using the GLYPHS "c" and "h", but Unicode prides
>> itself in being a character encoding, not a glyph encoding.

> Yes, but it does not in general use one codepoint per character.

>> To us, "ch" is a character. Period.

> That's correct. The single Slovak character 'ch' is represented by a
> sequence of two codepoints U+0063 U+0068, just as the single French
> character '' (a grave) is represented by a sequence of two codepoints,
> U+0061 U+0300.

> If you need to specify that it's a particularly Slovak 'ch', you can use
> Plane 14 language tags.

>> In our dictionaries the "ch" follows the "h" and
>> precedes the "i". We would never dream of looking for "ch" after "cg" and
>> before "ci".

I think that the fact that "ch" has it's own section in Slovak dictionaries
"h" and "i" *is* pretty strong evidence that "ch" is a character in the
Slovak language.
Since '' (a grave) does not have a whole seperate section in French
dictionaries the
two cases do not seem similar.

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