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From: Kent Karlsson (kent.karlsson14@comhem.se)
Date: Sun Apr 02 2006 - 05:46:06 CST

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    Richard Wordingham wrote:
    > James Kass wrote:
    > >> When a new orthography was announced for German a few years ago,
    > >> did you go and make two Latin fonts then, one for the old and one for
    > >> the new orthography? I guess (and hope) not... When one for Finnish
    > >> started to use ? and ? instead of sh and zh, did you go and make a
    > >> font that displays sh as ? and zh as ?? I guess and hope not.
    > >
    > > Of course not. I've always figured that if anybody wants to represent the
    > > "sh" sound with a question mark, they should just
    > > use the question mark character at U+0037.
    > >
    > > (My browser settings munged your message.)
    > No! The question mark U+0037 has inappropriate properties
    > for a letter.

    James's remark here was a joke on that the e-mail system (for him)
    converted z-caron (ž) and s-caron (š) (this time I wrote them
    decomposed) to question marks...

                    /kent k

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