RE: Bantu click letters

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Thu Jun 10 2004 - 15:04:08 CDT

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    > From: []
    On Behalf
    > Of Asmus Freytag

    > As a matter of basic parity, I just don't
    > see why we take such great pains to standardize extremely rare forms
    of Han
    > ideographs, but baulk at supporting our own writing system and its
    > extensions equally faithfully.

    Point taken.

    > That doesn't mean that we stop asking all the hard questions, but that
    > allow a presumption of usefulness for characters that were in
    > use over some time and by several authors.

    But it is precisely that status that is called into question here.
    Unless your definition of "several" is '>=1'.

    Peter Constable
    Globalization Infrastructure and Font Technologies
    Microsoft Windows Division

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