Dutch IJ, again

From: Karl Pentzlin (karl-pentzlin@acssoft.de)
Date: Sat May 24 2003 - 06:19:32 EDT

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    Is this true:
    "Dutch 'ij' is (besides its special casing rule) by no means more a
     'single character' than e.g. Slovak 'ch'. It is encoded in Unicode
     only for historic reasons (like backward compatibility).
     In the era of automatic ligating (OpenType etc.), no Dutch speaker
     really needs U+0132/U+0133 or misses an 'ij' key on their keyboard."
    - Karl

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