From: Patrick Andries (Patrick.Andries@xcential.com)
Date: Thu Apr 15 2004 - 13:54:34 EDT
Patrick Andries a écrit :
> Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin a écrit :
>>> However I advise removal of the note "Catalan" under U+0140 and
>>> U+013F, and perhaps replacement of the whole note with «for Catalan
>>> use U+006C U+00B7» (resp. U+004C).
> Did you get an answer on this ? Why is there no decomposition
> associated to this character ?
> Also did somewhat mention why U+0140 is even in Unicode since it could
> be considered (by ignorami like me) as a precomposed character (l +
> middle dot) ? Is it due to the polysemy of the middle dot ?
[PA] In the meantime Eric Muller forwarded some answers (dating back
from 6/8/2002) where Ken explains this all. Thank you Eric.
There is no particular reason to use the
l· as a single character, when all the 8859-based and Windows 1252
implementations would be using U+00B7 for the middle dot.
Consider U+0140 as effectively a compatibility character for
ISO 6937. It is mapped to 0xF7 in that standard. It is also
mapped to 0xA9A8 in Code Page 949 (Korean) -- which probably got
it from ISO 6937 in the first place.
>> Is U+0140 used in other languages?
Not that I know of.
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