Re: Lowercase in one script, capital in another

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Thu Jun 30 2005 - 11:16:11 CDT

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    At 10:00 -0400 2005-06-30, Chris Harvey wrote:
    >I am seeking some advice about how to represent a few characters in Caps.
    >U+028C LATIN SMALL LETTER TURNED V (Used in the Oneida langauge)
    >The capital of '?' should look like U+039B GREEK
    >CAPITAL LETTER LAMDA; should one use this as a
    >capital turned v? Or is having one "letter" in
    >two scripts unadvisable.

    No, a CAPITAL LETTER TURNED V will need to be added.

    >The Heiltsuk language uses a lowercase Greek
    >lamda 'Ɋ' for the [dl] sound, however its
    >capital is an upside-down Latin Y (proposal in
    >the works). My question here is whether there
    >needs to be a new Latin lowercase lamda to pair
    >with the soon-to-be-proposed Latin capital Lamda.

    I'm not sure what you mean by this.

    >I would think that this is similar to the
    >epsilon 'Ɉ', which has both a Greek and Latin
    >codepoint. Or is it good enough to use the Greek
    >lamda U+03BB here.

    Mixing scripts is bad. Mixing case pairs between scripts is not allowed.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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