From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Mon Jan 05 2004 - 09:29:18 EST

  • Next message: Peter Kirk: "Re: LATIN SOFT SIGN"

    From: "Michael Everson" <>
    > At 05:30 -0800 2004-01-05, Peter Kirk wrote:
    > >It seems that we do actually need two new character pairs, this one
    > >and also the soft sign lookalike - unless it is considered
    > >acceptable to use the Cyrillic characters in Latin text cf. the use
    > >of Latin Q and W in Cyrillic Kurdish.
    > LATIN LETTER TONE SIX **is** the SOFT SIGN clone into Latin, and
    > should be used for Pan-Turkic. I've suggested, but perhaps not loudly
    > enough, that the reference glyph be modified to be more soft-sign
    > like.

    That's exactly what I suggested to Peter, and then summarized in the next
    So the only missing letter would be the "i with lower right hook", which for
    now has no better approximation than a dotless i plus a combining retroflex
    hook below (and why I suggested that this decomposition be acceptable as a
    compatibility decomposition of the new character).

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