From: Philippe Verdy (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jan 02 2004 - 21:59:06 EST
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Kirk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "John Hudson" <email@example.com>
Cc: "D. Starner" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2004 1:57 AM
Subject: Re: Pre-1923 characters?
> On 02/01/2004 15:22, John Hudson wrote:
> > At 12:19 PM 1/2/2004, D. Starner wrote:
> >> Can I assume that both the Pan-Turkic
> >> Latin orthography and the Pan-Nigerian alphabet postdate that?
> > The Pan-Turkic Latin orthography developed out of the modern Turkish
> > orthography and Latin alphabets in use in the Soviet Turkic republics
> > in the 1920s. ...
> Vice versa for Turkish, surely? Turkey didn't adopt the Latin alphabet,
> at least formally, until 1928.
> > ... Most of the latter alphabets were formalised after 1923, but some
> > languages were already using Latin alongside Arabic earlier than that.
> > For example, the Azeri communist newspaper _Yeni Yol_ used Latin
> > exclusively from 1920.
> OK. They weren't pan-Turkic until later, though. And I wasn't aware of
> Latin script publications as early as 1920, although a Latin, or mixed
> Latin-Cyrillic, alphabet was proposed in Azerbaijan as early as 1878.
> Latin was a second official script in Azerbaijan from 20th October 1923,
> and this early script seems to have included the following non-Latin-1
> characters (plus capital equivalents):
> U+0259 ə
i.e. LATIN SMALL LETTER SCHWA
> U+01A3 ƣ
i.e. LATIN SMALL LETTER OI
> ?? dotless i with a hook to the right (possibly U+0269 ɩ
i.e. LATIN SMALL LETTER IOTA (please use character names so that we
don't always have to open the UnicodeData.txt file in the database).
>, but it actually looks more like a small caps L with a descender at the
> hand end)
Isn't it exactly the definition of the lowercase iota? Or do you mean that
hook at the bottom of iota should extend from its current baseline to with a
descender, like a mirrored dot-less 'j' ?
Or do you mean really a snigle vertical stroke without a required hook
where in that case it would be a variant of dotless i with a long leg below
baseline, so an intermediate between the standard dotless i and the standard
dotless j, and similar in variant formation to the two variants of long-s
a long leg below the baseline or a short leg on the baseline.
In my opinion your description looks more like a iota than to a lowercase
letter (that looks more like an 'o' ligated with a following dotless
or looks more similar to a lowercase 'g' with some fonts like Arial U.MS.)
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