Re: Chinese "departing" tone marks

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Sep 30 2003 - 05:51:22 EDT

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    At 02:27 -0700 2003-09-30, Andrew C. West wrote:

    >I notice from document N2626 posted on the WG2 website today
    >( that China is proposing a
    >whole host of "IPA Extensions and Combining Diacritical Marks", including 225
    >"five-degree" tone values, which cover both left-stemmed and
    >right-stemmed tone
    >marks, as well as most of the possible combinations of complex stemmed tone
    >marks that you have suggested could be represented by means of ligatures (and
    >indeed which are so represented in your excellant DoulosSIL font).

    An interesting document. No samples, of course. >:-(
    There are some characters there already in the standard; I'll do some
    work on making a unification list before the WG2 meeting.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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