Middle stroke of U+042D

From: Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin (antonio@tuvalkin.web.pt)
Date: Fri May 14 2004 - 14:55:39 CDT

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    I just downloaded <Doulos SIL 4.0 Font Documentation.pdf> from

    On page 11, it is written:

    > Provides alternates for Cyrillic letters with the central horizontal
    > stroke slightly curved, as is appropriate for Mongolian.

    I don't know about Mongolian, but the middle stroke shape for "round
    e" as used in Russian is as meaningful as that of Latin "Q"'s tail, as
    used in every language / orthography / typographical tradition I know
    of. (My ex-wife, a proffessional computer programmer native to two
    Cyrillic spelt languages -- Russian and Chuvash --, was hard pressed
    to believe that "round e" can have these two shapes at all!)

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