From: John Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Apr 04 2005 - 04:53:00 CST
Thomas Milo wrote:
> Unfortunately, the Unicode Consortium, by rejecting IJ/ij as a character and
> deferring its correct handling to other, obviously incompetent bodies, it
> threw out the baby with the bathwater
But IJ/ij *are* characters in Unicode. They have codepoints. They are part of the
standard. When you use these characters in e-mail, Thomas, they show up fine in my
Unicode-savvy mail program. As far as I can tell, Unicode have done their bit.
But these characters don't seem to be in use by many Dutch people. Several Dutch
typographers to whom I've mentioned the IJ/ij characters in Unicode have simply told me
'Oh, we don't use those. We just use the I and J characters.'
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