KW>These are covered by the use of the Mongolian "free
variation selectors". U+180B, U+180C, U+180D. The exact list of
which combination of base letter plus which free variation
selector corresponds to which form can be derived from the
Mongolian Reference Table. Eventually we will get that worked
up as a Unicode Technical Report or otherwise as part of the
standard, so that Mongolian implementations will know how to
use these variant marks.
These FVS characters have been added to the Mongolian block to
be used specifically for Mongolian. It's possible that, at some
point in the future, though, there might be a valid need for
something with the same or similar functionality for some other
script. Was any consideration given to making them part of
another block, such as general punctuation?
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