Re: How to encode underlined characters

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Sun Sep 11 2005 - 11:13:05 CDT

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    Peter Constable <petercon at microsoft dot com> wrote:

    >> Thus, it seems that whether one uses the COMBINING LOW LINE or
    >> COMBINING (DOUBLE) MACRON BELOW depends on the language: Shoshoni
    >> using the former, and Carrier the latter.
    > ...
    > There's no one right answer; there are just more or less good answers.
    > Ultimately, it will probably boil down to what encoding conventions
    > wrt the available options the user community adopts. What you've
    > suggested for either Carrier or Shoshone seems to me to be a
    > reasonable answer.

    Either one or the other, but not both. I don't see the benefit of
    encoding essentially the same orthographic and typgraphic construction
    in two different ways based solely on language. I think that will only
    add create confusion.

    Doug Ewell
    Fullerton, California

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