From: Michael Everson (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Nov 07 2003 - 07:14:44 EST
At 19:52 -0500 2003-11-06, Jim Allan wrote:
It really isn't necessary to remind anyone that the Netherlands
objected to adding the Romanian characters. In any case COMBINING
CEDILLA and COMBINING COMMA BELOW were characters in Unicode 1.0.
>But Romanians are still frustrated because most fonts distributed as
>part of computer operating systems or otherwise available do not
>support these characters.
Apple does a good job. They are in many of their shipping fonts.
>Since there is no linguistic tradition in any language for _t_ with
>a cedilla shape beneath, most modern fonts display an undercomma
>beneath U+0162, U+0163 instead of a cedilla shape.
"Most"? By the way I believe the Times Atlas of the World uses
t-cedilla in transcriptions of Arabic or Ethiopic names. I forget
>There are actually three conflicting uses, since Gagauz
>traditionally uses a cedilla shape under _c_ an undercomma beneath
>_t_ and a symbol halfway between the two under _s_. See
You overstate the case. "Traditionally" is not indicated in that
posting, but only "anecdotally" with regard to some references
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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