Re: elided base character or obliterated character (was: Hebrew composition model, with cantillation marks)

From: John Cowan (
Date: Thu Nov 06 2003 - 12:51:53 EST

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    Andrew C. West scripsit:

    > The problem of how to represent missing/obliterated characters in Unicode when
    > transcribing manuscript/printed texts and inscriptions, etc. has always
    > perplexed me.

    IIRC we talked about this a year or so ago, and kicked around the idea that
    the Chinese square could be treated as a glyph variant of U+3013 GETA MARK,
    which looks quite different but symbolizes the same thing.

    I don't remember the outcome.

    But you, Wormtongue, you have done what you could for your true master.  Some
    reward you have earned at least.  Yet Saruman is apt to overlook his bargains.
    I should advise you to go quickly and remind him, lest he forget your faithful
    service.  --Gandalf             John Cowan <>

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