Re: Dutch IJ, again

From: Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin (
Date: Tue May 27 2003 - 11:03:49 EDT

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    On 2003.05.25, 00:00, Philippe Verdy <> wrote:

    > even if the Dutch language considers it as a single letter, in a
    > way similar to the Spanish "ch"

    I see one major difference: When you apply extra wide inter-char
    distance, you (should) get, f.i.:

    K o r t r ij k and not K o r t r i j k

    but E l c h e and not E l ch e

    This is common practice in both spanish and dutch typography, ISTK.

    I was told in this forum that the surest way to keep this working in
    Unicode texts is to use "i<WJ>j" for Dutch and plain "ij" for other

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