Re: 'lower case a' and 'script a' in unicode

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Thu Mar 24 2005 - 11:32:33 CST

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    See also this page about Bamileke languages like Ngomba...
    Also this page about usage of extended Latin letters in various languages:
    (unfortunately, there is nothing about latin alpha, which seems to be much
    more rare than u with stroke, or double-barred h)

    This last page exposes other problems

    1) the hooktop b has two distinct variants for the uppercase:
    - Hausan, Fulful, Kpelle use a B with hooktop on the left side.
    - Xhosa, Zula used a capital similar to the cyrillic soft sign (hooktop b is
    obsoleted now, but there are still texts written with it)

    2) the uppercase esh can be either a taller esh on the baseline, or a
    greek-like capital Sigma (form prefered for Berber)

    3) the uppercase hooktop y can be a Y with hooktop on the right, or on the
    left or with hooktops on both sides.

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