From: Patrick Andries (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue May 31 2005 - 16:43:37 CDT
This one is easy : compatibility with important prexisting character sets.Дана 2005.05.23 22:17, Kenneth Whistler је написао:The burden of proof at this point would be for demonstrating that a digraphic representation is insufficient, so that a separate Glagolitic digraph for this would need to be added to the standard.By using this kind of reasoning, we would end up asking why the heck was ``fi'' or ``ffi'' encoded when these two can be expressed with their corresponding atoms,
To represent which letter ? (I think an author wanted to introduce a dotless i for the Initial (K)HER(U), but I think this was a private initiative)or, more closer to what I asked, why the Cyrillic ``yeriy'' was encoded as a standalone character, when it could be happily represented with a soft sign + ``deseteric'' (dotless) i? And why there is no dotless i in Cyrillic? It is used in some Serbo-slavic texts from from the XIX century.
Of latin origin, in English. It is a late Croatian form (according to Heinz Miklas) which calls it a replacement form : «Hier gemeint ist die späte kroatische Ersatzform, die der lateinischen Form M entspricht.». I don't know if Ersatzform would mean this is a purely glyphic variant.And nobody answered my other questions: 1) Why the variant characters were encoded? Ex: ``LATINATE MYSLITE'' is a variant of ``MYSLITE'', which should be expressed font-wise, NOT standard-wise? 2) What does ``LATINATE'' mean and in what language?
I would also like to know (for French translation purposes).3) Why ``SHTAPIC'' and not ``PALOCHKA'' or ``STICK''? And could someone explain to me what is the use of this character?
I also had noticed, I hoped the new form is better in English but I agree that this means consistency is not preserved.4) Why ``SMALL LETTER IOTATED SMALL YUS'' instead of ``SMALL LETTER IOTIFIED LITTLE YUS'', which in my opinion would be more compatible with the Cyrillic counterpart?
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