From: James Kass (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Oct 28 2006 - 21:33:01 CST
Michael Everson wrote,
>Some time over the past few years, someone posted a link to a Kazakh
>or similar image which showed a Cyrillic capital KU (Q) that looked
>not like a typical Latin Q, but like an enlarged small q. Anyone
>remember this or know where the image is? I can't find it!
The original poster was Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin.
(Yes the link still works.)
Original letter (2003/10/23) follows:
I was asked (or rather challenged) to transcribe into a web page the
writings on the emblem of the Abkhazian ASSR approved in 1925.04.01,
which were set using the 1909-1926 orthography.
I put it at < http://www.tuvalkin.web.pt/unicode/su)geab.jpg > and
started working on it. Minutes later I ened up with a number of question
marks, which I'd like to have your input about:
(around the rim:) АПРОЛЕТʼАРЦА А??ЛАӃУА ?ЕГ̌? РҾ̌?І?ОУ ЩҾЕІД?ЩК?Л
(inside the disc:) С С Р Аҧсн?
My doubts refer to:
- Reversed sigma -- is it a variant of U+01B7 : LATIN CAPITAL LETTER
- Something that looks like a latin "V" -- later replaced by U+042B as
suggested at <http://www.flagspot.net/flags/su-geab.html#1923> and
<http://www.flagspot.net/flags/su-geab.html#1928>? How should it be
- Resversed "P" -- cyrillic "Q"? How should it be encoded?
- I feel tempted to put a <GJ> between the apostrophe and the "A" in the
first word... Regular letter-apostrophe or diacritical (comma above
The original image at < http://soviet.lovehinaplus.com/CGEORGIA.HTM >
and more info at < http://coffeenews.narod.ru/News/Simbol/IM_001.html >.
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