From: Pim Blokland (email@example.com)
Date: Mon May 26 2003 - 10:13:42 EDT
Mark Davis schreef:
> > Why didn't I find a special casing rule for the *pair* of
> > characters "ij" with Dutch (nl) in the UCD ?
> You didn't find it because although various people have
> muttered about it in the past, nobody has yet made a
> formal proposal to the UTC, listing all the specific changes
> that would be needed for the text and data files.
Oh... I assumed that what had happened was that the solution for the
casing problem was to include ĳ and Ĳ in Unicode as singular
Because there ARE words in Dutch where the combination i+j is not
the same as ĳ (e.g. "bijectie"), and I wouldn't know how to
formulate those situations in SpecialCasing.txt.
In the current situation, we DO have correctly cased codepoints (ĳ
and Ĳ) if we need them, and we have the i+j where we don't need the
"ij" sound, and if we type ij where we should have typed ĳ, it's our
own fault, so other than muttering about awkward input methods for
U+0133 and fonts that display U+0133 as a square, I don't think
anything real will change soon.
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