From: Jörg Knappen (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Aug 30 2004 - 12:24:16 CDT
Philippe Verdy frug:
> As a subsidiary question, are there languages that make a distinction
> between the one-eye and two-eyes forms of lowercase letter a (U+0061)?
> If so, how is their uppercase versions ?
I think, the one-eye a is latin letter alpha (lowercase already in
UNicode) and two-eyes a the usual latin a as in Times Roman.
The distinction between the two letters is provided by several versions of
the African Reference Alphabet (ARA), but I don't know any language
employing it in its orthography. I have seen two uppercase versions of it:
a) Looks like turned capital U with bar. This form goes back to Pitmann's
b) Looks like OC ligature. This form I have found in printed versions of
the African Reference Alphabet. In this version, the lowercase latin alpha
also looks almost like a oc ligature.
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