From: Peter Kirk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Mar 18 2005 - 17:43:22 CST
On 16/03/2005 15:37, Mark E. Shoulson wrote:
> The situation you point out reminds me of Ladusaw & Pullam's "heng"
> character, which has no serious meaning or use, but is listed mainly
> to give the "hooktop heng" letter, ɧ U+0267 LATIN SMALL LETTER HENG
> WITH HOOK, a name. Apparently the same logic is being applied by
> Unicode, since U+0267, by its name, would appear to be a letter Heng
> with a hook, but nowhere do we find a letter Heng.
Actually, Mark and others, the Heng without a hook was used in a Latin
script orthography for Judeo-Tat of Azerbaijan and southern Russia, and
now of Israel, which was used in the 1920's and 1930's (as mentioned in
and revived in the 1990's. In fact it may be a variant form of LATIN
SMALL LETTER H WITH DESCENDER which is I understand being proposed
because of its use in the Uighur Latin alphabet. I cannot find proper
evidence of the use of heng, to determine whether it is a separate
character or a variant shape of h with descender.
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