Re: "IJ" unique?

From: John Hudson (
Date: Tue Jul 16 2002 - 13:41:48 EDT

At 05:07 AM 16-07-02, Michael Everson wrote:

>At 07:49 -0400 2002-07-16, John Cowan wrote:
>>Among those scripts which traditionally treat certain two-letter
>>combinations as single letters (Spanish "ch", Croatian "dz"), is
>>Dutch unique in titlecasing "ij" as "IJ"?
>I think so.

I did read some years ago that one of the Sorbian languages (Lower Sorbian,
I think, but I can't be sure), titlcased the d/zcaron combination as
D/Zcaron rather than D/zcaron. The implication of the text -- sorry, I
can't remember which book it was in and don't have my library handy at the
moment --
was that this differed from the other Sorbian language orthography.

John Hudson

Tiro Typeworks
Vancouver, BC

Language must belong to the Other -- to my linguistic community
as a whole -- before it can belong to me, so that the self comes to its
unique articulation in a medium which is always at some level
indifferent to it. - Terry Eagleton

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