Re: Rare extinct latin letters

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Tue Jun 03 2003 - 13:13:39 EDT

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    From: "John Hudson" <>
    > At 06:39 AM 6/3/2003, wrote:
    > >"Philippe Verdy" <> wrote on 06/03/2003 07:25:46 AM:
    > >
    > > > How do you consider the existing "hook" diacritic ?
    > >
    > >If you're talking about U+0309 COMBINING HOOK ABOVE, I don't think it
    > >normally attaches. In fact, it's combining class is 230 'above' and not 214
    > >'above attached'.
    > Philippe may be thinking of the Vietnamese 'horn', U+031B COMBINING HORN,
    > which does attach. My understanding, though, is that this is encoded for
    > backwards compatibility, and was the result of a hack necessary to fit
    > Vietnamese language support into an 8-bit codepage. It is a long time since
    > I have seen any Vietnamese fonts that support the 'horned' vowels by
    > attaching this character as a combining diacritic: they all use the
    > precomposed horn vowels.

    You probably forget the case of early Vietnamese. We are not discussing about the way to encode modern French (which does not use such characters), but only historical text...

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