From: Jony Rosenne (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Nov 23 2005 - 12:41:07 CST
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> [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Cary Karp
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> To: Unicode Discussion
> Subject: Re: Hebrew script in IDN
> 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
Regarding the use of Yiddish in IDN, I hazard a guess: nothing, absolutely
> > 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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