From: Peter Kirk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Sep 17 2004 - 04:28:25 CDT
On 17/09/2004 03:00, Patrick Andries wrote:
> Would any one know what is the value of U+1E20 ?
> Is this (also) used in Semitic transliterations ? For which value ?
> Could it be a fricative G ?
U+1E21, the lower case of this, is sometimes used in transliterating
Hebrew, for gimel without dagesh which is nominally a fricative variant
of gimel, although most pronunciations do not make a distinction here.
Such transliterations are normally lower case only, but U+1E20 would be
used in an upper case version of this. The legacy font SIL Heb Trans
Caps has a glyph looking like U+1E20 (but mapped to U+F067); in SIL Heb
Trans the corresponding glyph looks like U+1E21.
But I doubt if this is why this character is precomposed in Unicode, for
the same transliteration scheme includes a p with macron but this is not
precomposed in Unicode.
Raymond mentions Arabic ghayn, but I would expect this to be
transliterated more commonly with U+011F or U+0121.
-- Peter Kirk email@example.com (personal) firstname.lastname@example.org (work) http://www.qaya.org/
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