From: Peter Kirk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Mar 16 2004 - 11:33:32 EST
On 16/03/2004 07:14, Jon Hanna wrote:
>The dot in the Latin lower-case letter i is not a diacritical though; there is
>no diacritical in "icicle" or on the i in "bord gáis" (it is in
>Turkish, hence the distinction between i with and without dots for both capital
>and lower-case letters).
I don't think the dot on the Turkish i should be considered a
diacritical either, except in a purely graphical sense; but then a
purely graphical sense cannot be language dependent. To Turks, i is a
separate letter of the alphabet (and sorted as such), not a variant of
dotless i. And there is no language-specific Unicode decomposition to
dotless i plus dot.
-- Peter Kirk email@example.com (personal) firstname.lastname@example.org (work) http://www.qaya.org/
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