From: Asmus Freytag (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jul 13 2004 - 14:02:20 CDT
At 11:02 AM 7/13/2004, Peter Kirk wrote:
>I was surprised to see that WG2 has accepted a proposal made by the US
>National Body to use CGJ to distinguish between Umlaut and Tréma in German
You raise some interesting questions. However, note that the purpose of CGJ
is intended for sorting related distinctions, which are at issue here. This
is different from variation selectors which are intended to be used for
Since sorting is *language* specific and needs language specific sorting
tables, the use of CGJ is also *language* specific.
Therefore, the combinations for which CGJ would be used in the type of
bibliographic records are a small an fixed set. For display, CGJ is
supposed to be ignored.
Furthermore, the distinction between umlaut and is not something that's
generally carried, but limited to specialized data such as bibliographic
All these factors need to be taken into account when comparing this to a
general solution that's *script* specific and is not limited in its domain
of application. You might find that some of the concerns raised in the
context of the other discussion no longer apply.
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