From: Mark E. Shoulson (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Apr 15 2004 - 22:31:46 EDT
Kenneth Whistler wrote:
>>>10101;AEGEAN WORD SEPARATOR DOT;Po;0;ON;;;;;N;;;;;
>>>16EB;RUNIC SINGLE PUNCTUATION;Po;0;L;;;;;N;;;;;
>>I was meaning to ask about this. I'm all over not encoding Yet Another
>>middle dot, but I was wondering. In my research on Samaritan, I've
>>found that they frequently write (you guessed it) a middle dot to
>>separate words (they like to use space to enable them to do this cool
>>columnar writing thing). I was assuming that this could be conflated
>>with someone else's middle-dot-word-separator; would that be U+10101?
>As far as I am concerned, U+00B7 should be sufficient for that.
I wasn't sure if character properties or whatever made a difference,
since this is supposed to be a word separator. Whatever; I'm
sufficiently confident that THIS dot, at least, won't have to be encoded.
>Note that as part of the ongoing work to cover Greek paleographic
>needs, a large number of multiple dot punctuation characters are
>currently under ballot for addition to 10646 (and Unicode). See
>2056, 2058..205E at:
>These are (proposed to be) encoded in the General Punctuation block to
>ensure that *everyone* is clear that their intended use is general, so we
>don't have to keep cloning more and more such dot combinations
>to handle the dot punctuation for each different paleographic
Yeah, everyone uses dots. Samaritan cantillation has various colons and
two-dot-leader looking things, and small circles... but also
combinations, like colon-line, colon-angle, stuff like that.
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