RE: Exemplar Characters

From: Kent Karlsson (
Date: Tue Nov 15 2005 - 03:29:45 CST

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    > CLDR uses the correct orientation for apostrophes. It also contains
    > mapping information so that someone wanting to use or allow fallback
    > characters such as the ASCII apostrophe can do so. So {c’h} would be
    > used. (I assume that is the punctuation character, not the
    > letter modifier.)

    How does one decide? I don't think "c’h" is a contraction here.

    > > There are similar examples in other languages, like {’n} or {'n} for
    > > which there also exists a combined character in Unicode...
    > This case I'm not so sure about. While there is a combined character in
    > Unicode, I don't know that we should recommend its usage over
    > the sequence.

    No, I would not. For Afrikaans "’n" is a 'contraction' of "en", and for
    Dutch "’t" is a 'contraction' of "het". Both should be encoded using
    an apostrophe character (and only ’n has a precomposed character,
    solely for compatibility reasons). But I would recommend using
    the ij ligature (ij) for Dutch, due to the casing properties.

            /kent k

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