Re: Mixed up priorities

From: Christopher John Fynn (cfynn@dircon.co.uk)
Date: Sun Oct 24 1999 - 19:21:29 EDT


Michael Everson <everson@indigo.ie> wrote:

> I'm not sure about Mark's terminology 'grapheme' etc.,
>but I was looking at my Dictionary of !X, a Khoisan
> language. On page 13 is gives the alphabet used in the
> dictionary. It is remarkably complex given the phonetic
> reality of the language and the relative poverty of the
> Latin script. Here is the alphabet, given in alphabetical
> order as found in the dictionary.

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> If <ch> were considered to be a single character in the UCS,
> it would imply that all of these things here should be considered
> for addition (in lower-case, title-case, and upper-case) on the
> same grounds.

!X seems like a language that needs it's own script.

- Chris



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