Re: FW: New version of TR29:

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Aug 20 2002 - 14:00:12 EDT

At 12:46 -0400 2002-08-20, John Cowan wrote:
>Doug Ewell scripsit:
>> As enticing as it sounds, disunifying it would not solve the problem; it
>> would simply move it from the text boundaries category to the legacy
>> data conversion category.
>Somewhat off the topic:
>What I've never understood is why Unicode is so adamant that the ' of
>English words is a punctuation mark, not a letter; why when disambiguating
>U+0027, English apostrophe is to be mapped to U+2019 and not U+02BC.

U+02BC will have a place in the alphabet and affect sorting in
languages like Hawai'ian. U+2019 doesn't. The former is used as a
letter; the latter is used as a mark of punctuation.

You knew that.

Michael Everson *** Everson Typography ***

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