Re: Nice to join this forum....

From: John Hudson (
Date: Mon May 03 2004 - 13:37:29 CDT

Michael Everson wrote:

> This is no different from Welsh:
> A B C CH D DD E F FF G NG....
> All of those are considered "letters" in the Welsh alphabet. They are
> all "significant". But that doesn't mean that "ch" and "dd" get encoded
> as single entities. They write "c" + "h" and "d" + "d".
> In Yoruba, you treat "gb" as a letter. That is fine. But you encode it
> with "g" + "b".

Isn't there something in the FAQ about this? We've been through the discussion of digraph
(and trigraph and tetragraph) encoding several times, and generally confusion stems from
not understanding that higher level protocols are expected to handle rendering and things
like sorting and spellchecking.

John Hudson

Tiro Typeworks
Vancouver, BC
I often play against man, God says, but it is he who wants
   to lose, the idiot, and it is I who want him to win.
And I succeed sometimes
In making him win.
              - Charles Peguy

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