From: Patrick Andries (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Apr 04 2005 - 06:25:17 CST
John Hudson a écrit :
> 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.
I imagine Thomas may be alluding to the fact that the ij/IJ digraphs are
compatibility characters and will not be preserved after some
> 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.'
Which with modern font technologies like OpenType should make little
difference (the ij and Ij/IJ will be substituted by a ligature if need
be). Or does Thomas see a problem ?
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