Re: Woleai (Caroline Islands script)

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sat Jun 04 2005 - 15:09:07 CDT

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    At 12:43 -0700 2005-06-04, Doug Ewell wrote:

    >Michael Everson <everson at evertype dot com> wrote:
    >(now active)
    >Nice collection. Now we wait for the first person to propose that
    >WOLEAI SYLLABLE RI be unified with U+0052, etc.

    Some day people will learn about the silliniess of overunification.

    It is, however, the case, that all of the characters from WOLEAI
    SYLLABLE YA to WOLEAI SYLLABLE U were derived from the Latin
    alphabet. And yes, RI was derived from R. But it isn't R any more.
    And although it ALSO has the glyph variants to prove it (reversed R,
    turned R, flipped R) those are not necessary to "prove" its
    difference. The syllabic nature of the Type 2 Woleai script
    (116D0-116E2) is sufficient.

    >Minor nit: The chart on page 8 shows characters from U+11600 to
    >U+11662, but the list on page 9 refers to code points U+11680
    >through U+116E2. I can add 80 hex in my head faster on weekdays
    >than on weekends.


    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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