Re: ISO 639 "duplicate" codes (was: Re: Ligatures in Turkish and Azeri, was: Accented ij ligatures)

From: Michael Everson (everson@evertype.com)
Date: Sat Jul 12 2003 - 08:33:41 EDT

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    At 08:11 -0400 2003-07-12, Patrick Andries wrote:

    >Just out of curiosity, why was iw deprecated ? Seems perfectly fine to
    >me. And why was he chosen (Herero, Hemba, Hellenic Greek) ?

    Iwrit (iw), being a German transliteration of the name of the Hebrew
    language, and Jiddisch (ji) were both thought (by someone) to be less
    suitable than the English-based "he" and "yi" which replaced them.

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    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  * http://www.evertype.com
    


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