<Peter_Constable at sil dot org> forwarded:
> There's a very short piece in the Monday, September 02, 2002 San
> Jose Mercury News entitled, "Hawaiian language advocates applaud new
> Mac operating system". Highlights and URL:
> HONOLULU (AP) - Apple Computer's latest operating system doesn't
> say "aloha" on startup, but it still speaks Hawaiian.
> The kahako is the little dash appearing over vowels, a diacritical
> signifying a stressed vowel sound. The okina, or glottal stop, signals
> halting of breath between vowel sounds. ...
Does everyone (Apple included) agree that the kahakō is U+0304 COMBINING
MACRON and the ʻokina is U+02BB MODIFIER LETTER TURNED COMMA?
OT but still Unicode-related: I note with dismay that the San Jose
Mercury News (or perhaps bayarea.com) still thinks it's a cool idea to
use two grave accents (U+0060) for a left double quotation mark and two
apostrophes (U+0027) for a right double quotation mark. See
<http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/ucs/quotes.html> for an explanation of
why this is bad. The original poster did correct these two hacks to
real ASCII quotation marks (U+0022).
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