Re: Addition of remaining two Maltese Characters to Unicode

Date: Tue Aug 01 2000 - 10:22:04 EDT

>Peter Constable <> wrote:
>> Angelo mentioned a need to distinguish "ie" in Maltese from "ie" in
>> English borrowings, but didn't mention much about differences in
>> behaviours - he only mentioned casing as a particular problem (though
>> I don't see how the casing works any differently for a single grapheme
>> <ie> than it does for a grapheme sequence <i><e>).
>Grapheme sequences like IE have three possible cases: uppercase (IE),
>lowercase (ie), and titlecase (Ie), which would occur at the beginning
>of a sentence.

Which is exactly the same behaviour as the grapheme sequence <i><e>. You
would never have a situation like "IEjklm", which is at minimum necessary
(but far from sufficient) to argue for a digraph character on the basis of

- Peter

Peter Constable

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