Re: Accented ij ligatures (and yery)

From: Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin (
Date: Wed Jul 30 2003 - 12:55:13 EDT

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    On 2003.07.07, 00:25, Peter Kirk <> wrote:

    > Maybe originally U+044B (cyrillic "y", "yery") was two separate
    > letters,

    It sure it (though I should provide some references to back this up? Hm,

    > but it is certainly considered and used as one letter in Cyrillic
    > languages today. Encoding it as two letters would be about as
    > sensible as insisting that w should be encoded as two u's or that i
    > should be encoded as dotless i plus combining dot.

    Well, that was precisely my point when asking how much dutch "ij" (as in
    "rijk", not as in "bijectie") is an analogous case.

    > Note that "yery" is also sometimes written with an acute accent
    > centred over the two elements, to indicate stress.

    Indeed, in (at least, Russian) dictionaries and schooll books. It can
    also recieve an umlaut in Maryan (precomposed as U+04F9), again center
    over the enseble of both elements.

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