Re: 03F3 j Greek Letter yot (was Re: IDN problem.... :( )

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Tue Feb 15 2005 - 17:08:42 CST

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    On 15/02/2005 18:34, Michael Everson wrote:

    > At 13:10 -0500 2005-02-15, Patrick Andries wrote:
    >>> But there are non-casing characters in casing scripts, e.g. Cyrillic
    >>> palochka, apostrophes etc used as letters in some scripts, and
    >>> arguably German sharp S.
    >> Interesting question. I wonder if there a lot more unicameral letters
    >> in bicameral scripts...
    > I have discovered palochka to have regular case in handwriting.
    > I think the default state is "casing" apart from letters where it
    > really isn't possible or sensible to try to make casing letterforms
    > for them. Why? Because evidence shows, again and again, people
    > innovate case where it wasn't there originally.

    And at least one Cyrillic language sometimes has cased apostrophes,
    differing only in height. You have also shown casing in an
    apostrophe-like letter used in Egyptian transliteration.

    So are we likely to see proposals for lower case palochka, upper case
    sharp S etc? I think a proposal for the latter has been presented to
    WG2, but what happened to it? And what are the other implications of
    introducing such rarely used casing pairs?

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)
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