Re: Classification of Alphabetic characters (was: Hiragana/Katakana sound marks)

From: James H. Cloos Jr. (
Date: Thu Jun 05 2003 - 20:18:15 EDT

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    >>>>> "Philippe" == Philippe Verdy <> writes:

    Philippe> Another interesting case is the usage of the apostrophe in
    Philippe> (modern) Breton, where the official alphabet considers the
    Philippe> sequence <c'h> as a single letter, despite it's written with
    Philippe> 3 Unicode characters, one of which is not a letter...

    If one wanted to ensure that all of the characters in <c'h> were letters,
    it would probably make sense to not use U+0027 APOSTROPHE ('), but rather
    U+02BC MODIFIER LETTER APOSTROPHE (ʼ). It is Lm like U+30FC (ー) (which
    started this thread, for those starting in the middle).

    Perhaps a unicode savvy ☺ input method would automate that. Although
    automatically differentiating between ʼ and ’ is a bit of a challenge....


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