From: John Cowan (email@example.com)
Date: Wed May 05 2004 - 06:53:42 CDT
D. Starner scripsit:
> But he also uses a turned c-cedilla. Should it be encoded as a new character
> Or should a turned combining cedilla be encoded,
Not if this is the only use of it, I think.
> or is U+0312 just that?
It's similar, but the combining class of U+0312 is 230, indicating that
it is a detached diacritic rather than attached like a cedilla.
If it were attached, it would belong to the currently empty combining
> (If it were my language, I wouldn't be happy with
> U+0312, but I doubt anyone is attached enough to Dorsey's orthography to
> care about the difference.)
Not even Dorsey, it seems; his field notes are in a different orthography
altogether, and the "Dorsey orthography" of his publications was
apparently imposed on him by the BAE and its printers.
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