From: Peter Kirk (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jan 05 2004 - 10:27:18 EST
On 05/01/2004 05:54, Michael Everson wrote:
> 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.
If we are talking about U+0184/0185 (an inexact character name is not
much help), yes, that is a sensible match, but in that case we need a
note cf. for 01A3 that these are for Pan-Turkic Latin alphabets, and not
just for Zhuang tones as the existing note suggests. (It might also
explain why this Zhuang tone is not unified with a Cyrillic letter as
tones 3 and 4 are.) Also, the reference glyphs seem to have an
attachment on their left sides, more than a normal serif, which is
confusing and makes them look as much like a Cyrillic hard sign as a
soft sign. A soft sign should have symmetrical serifs, or no serif at all.
-- Peter Kirk firstname.lastname@example.org (personal) email@example.com (work) http://www.qaya.org/
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