From: Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Sep 04 2005 - 18:35:13 CDT
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From: Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin <email@example.com>
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2005, 1:30:45 AM
Subject: Not really about "ASCII and Unicode lifespan" anymore...
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On 2005.05.20, 20:43, Alexander Kh. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> What I meant is for example, strange "semisoft sign" 048C which looks
> same as Yate 0462. Is that someone's joke?
The Standard read, in the notes are for U+048D (the lower case form of
U+048C) that it is (or was) used in (a?) Kildin Sami orthography. How much
of it do think it is a joke?
> Or, for example letter 047C - Omega with titlo: why separate letter if
> titlo is defined separately
Perhaps because it was included in a pre-1990 standard (GOST?) -- at least
that is the reason for inclusion of hundered of pre-composed characters?
But if you ask why U+047C isn't canonically decomposable as U+0460 U+0483
(ditto for lower case) -- well I also would like to know the reason.
> Next letter, however, 047E is indeed a separate letter, and it is read
> as "ot" in text.
I dount that a cyrillic counterpart of U+036D would be productive...
> This is all while numeric titlo is missing alltogether: how would you
> write Old Slavonic numerals in Unicode?
Can't the regular titlo U+0483 be used for numerals also? Not always
different semantics demand separate charecters. After all, U+0043 U+0307
U+0045 can be both a Maltese (all caps) word and the usual Geometry
notation for a half-line starting in point C and including point E...
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