From: Peter Kirk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Feb 15 2005 - 17:08:42 CST
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?
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