From: Philippe Verdy (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jan 05 2004 - 08:04:09 EST
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From: "Charles Cox" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Unicode List" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, January 05, 2004 12:48 AM
Subject: Re: unicode Digest V4 #3
> Philippe Verdy wrote:
> > I maintain that if you remove the glyph shown for latin letter oi
> > (considered only as informative and not mandatory in any of its
> > and just keep its normative name, then many people will think that the
> > encoded character really represents a letter named or pronounced "oi".
> > is completely wrong in our case. But would allow people to use the
> > code point to represent the L-shaped character "i with lower-right
> Not a good idea: the Nogai and Khakass languages appear to have used both
> gha/oi and "i with lower right hook" according to
> http://www.writingsystems.net/languages/nogai/nogailatin.htm and
> http://www.writingsystems.net/languages/khakass/khakasslatin.htm .
That's a rewording of what I meant, if my sentence was not clear and
was not already demonstrating that "i with lower retroflex hook" is
distinct from "oi/gha".
Now with the new Peter's remark, this "i with lower retroflex hook" has
to be distinct from the small b/soft sign (inherited from cyrillic), even if
both could be considered in Azeri as being mostly glyph variants of the
same Azeri character.
But do we need a separate encoding for this "i with retroflex hook below" ?
Couldn't it be encoded safely with <dotless-i><combining retroflex hook
If the problem is that dotless-i as a default case mapping to standard
I whose default lower case mapping would add an unexpected dot above, then
it is worth the effort to add it as a precombined character:
* <small letter dotless i with retroflex hook> with a compatibility
as <small letter dotless i><combining retroflex hook below>.
* <capital dotless-i with retroflex hook> with a compatibility decomposition
as <capital ASCII letter I><combining retroflex hook below>
and case mappings with each other. Both solutions maintains the distinction
with Latin oi (gha) and with the latin soft sign (small b).
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