From: Alexej Kryukov (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jan 12 2006 - 05:46:49 CST
Unicode says that Cyrillic Byelorussian-Ukrainian i (U+0406/U+0456)
should be identified with Old Cyrillic i. There is no such comment
for Ukrainian yi with 2 dots above (U+0407/U+0457). However, it is
a well known fact that in Russian and Church Slavonic I/i with one
or two dots above were considered acceptable variant forms long time
before they became distinct characters in Ukrainian. In modern
Church Slavonic the form with 2 dots is even preferred.
So my question is: is it OK to use Ukrainian U+0407/U+0457 for
Church Slavonic I/i? Or rather font designers of Church Slavonic
fonts should implement U+0406/U+0456 as "i with 2 dots above", thus
making it undistinguishable from Ukrainian Yi?
-- Regards, Alexej Kryukov <akrioukov at newmail dot ru> Moscow State University Historical Faculty
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