From: Jony Rosenne (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jul 31 2003 - 14:31:48 EDT
This argumentation applies equally well to th (which should be at least two
Unicodes in English), gh (how many?), etc.
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> From: Ted Hopp [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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> Cc: Jony Rosenne; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Hebrew Vav Holam
> I think of holam male as an indivisible glyph that happens to
> look like a vav with a dot centered above it (or above its
> stem, if you will, but that's just how it might vary from
> font to font). It's much the same as a lower-case 'i' not
> being a dotless i glyph with a combining dot. (Sometimes an
> 'i' is just an 'i'.) I wouldn't call the dot anything but a
> dot, certainly not a holam male.
> Let's encode Hebrew, not dots. It may mean changes to what
> SIL, UniScribe, and others are doing, but there's no free lunch here.
> Ted Hopp, Ph.D.
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