RE: Exemplar Characters

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Nov 15 2005 - 04:18:16 CST

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    At 10:29 +0100 2005-11-15, Kent Karlsson wrote:
    > > 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.

    The modifier letters were not part of the typographical tradition of
    France; the apostrophe was. The letter in Breton is certainly the
    punctuation apostrophe, and it doesn't matter if it's not a
    contraction. It's a convention.

    Michael Everson *

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