Re: Exemplar Characters

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Tue Nov 15 2005 - 11:21:55 CST

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    From: "Chris Harvey" <>
    > I’ve been considering this question for years, and have, personally,
    > tended to go with U+02BC in all cases where the apostrophe is part of an
    > orthography. Why not also use the modifier U+02BC in Breton? As there is
    > no correspondance between character and pronunciation, then the "glottal"
    > aspect of U+02BC could be ignored. U+2019 could be reserved for
    > punctuation purposes only.

    I and Michel said that Breton uses the same set of characters as French.
    French does not have any glottal stop or modifier letter. It only has an
    apostrophe (used for contractions). So Breton uses the apostrophe, even if
    it's not a grammatical contraction. The decision was made about 30 years
    ago, and used consistently in many books and dictionnaries ! French does
    really use a lot the U+2019 apostrophe-quote, so does Breton.

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