Re: Sindhi characters proposed

From: Patrick Andries (
Date: Sat Apr 02 2005 - 07:24:29 CST

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    Michael Everson a écrit :

    > If the mark of implosivity were encoded as separate, then yes, you'd
    > have to have to do extra work to get the fused forms.

    [PA] Given what the Devanagari rendering engines already do (conjuncts,
    virama, handling of ra), this may not be such a problem if they were
    benefits to encoding a productive separate combining mark.

    > Implosive consonants are rare, for one. IPA gives symbols for five of
    > them, four of which are used in Sindhi (BBA 0253, DDDA 0257, GGA 0260,
    > JJA 0284). The one which isn't is the voiced uvular implosive (029B).
    > Devanagari doesn't have a symbol for the voiced uvular stop (0262)
    > either.
    > The IPA Handbook gives Mam (a Mayan language) as using the voiced
    > uvular implosive.

    [PA] Thank you for these precisions, which I think should have been in
    the proposal : a combining mark will not be very productive here since
    the set of implosives does not seem to be open.

    P. A.

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