Re: [OT] multilingual support in MS products (was Re: Kurdish ghayn)

From: Martin Heijdra (
Date: Tue Apr 29 2003 - 09:03:07 EDT

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    Of course, i+j are SOMETIMES treated differently from ij: a vertical sign
    BIJOU would separate i and j when IJS wouldn't. Nothing different there from
    some other cases in French or German though.

    Martin Heijdra

    > At 10:58 AM 4/28/2003, John M. Fiscella wrote:
    > >Then how is the difference between <i><j> and <ij> distinguished in
    > >plaintext?
    > I think the point is that there is no distinction to be made in plain
    > As Tom pointed out, despite all the special handling required in sorting,
    > hyphenation, casing (and, I would add, letterspacing), /IJ/ 'must remain
    > equivalent with I+J'. In plain text, this equivalency is all that matters,
    > which is why I don't believe the /IJ/ and /ij/ characters are necessary at
    > all. If the Dutch treated /IJ/ and /I/+/J/ differently at any time, there
    > might be an argument for separately encoding them, but they don't: /IJ/
    > always and everywhere equals /I/+/J/, ergo there is not need for separate
    > characters.
    > John Hudson
    > Tiro Typeworks
    > Vancouver, BC
    > As for the technique of trimming the nib,
    > Do not be greedy!
    > I will not reveal its nuances; I withhold its secrets.
    > - Ibn al-Bawwab, Ra'iyyah

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