From: Cary Karp (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Nov 23 2005 - 09:06:03 CST
Quoting Mark E. Shoulson:
>> That means, what are Yiddish speakers supposed to use?
> Well, what they *should* use are single letters, not the
> "ligature" letters. Yod+yod, vav+yod, vav+vav, etc. Yod-yod-patach
> is a bit of a stumper, though.
This brings us back to the question I originally asked which then
took us down a side path. Before telling users what they should be
doing, shouldn't we first find out what most of them actually are
> Since we can't decompose them, the question is really how do we
> *stop* Yiddish speakers from using the ligature characters. Not
> putting them in the IDN set would be a start, I guess.
There are plenty of cases in IDN where this kind of ambiguity
results in need for the registration of several alternatives to what
ideally should only be a single name. As long as the reason for
doing so is convincing, nobody seems to complain.
But once again -- which of the two alternate representations of the
Yiddish digraphs is the one that would appear most natural to the
largest number of users? I suspect that the answer provided by
someone approaching the matter from Hebrew perspective would differ
from the one primarily based on a Yiddish perspective.
This may be gliding away from the purpose of this list, so it is
perhaps not worth pursuing further here. ?
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