Re: Public Review Issue Update: #100, "Giving U+00B7 MIDDLE DOT the ID_Continue Property"

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Thu Jan 11 2007 - 19:23:19 CST

There's no document associated to this Public Review,except this small paragraph which states:

"In light of the use of MIDDLE DOT in encoding Catalan data, the UTC is soliciting feedback on this proposed property change for U+00B7 MIDDLE DOT".

However, it should be noted that Catalan is not the only language to use the middle dot as a letter modifier (or is it a diacritic, linguistically?), where it is probably used instead of a dot above diacritic, due to the better placement after the letter L where it can easily kern within that letter without requiring a higher line height if it was placed above it (other languages use other more visible diacritics, for example a stroke over L in Central European languages like Polish to make phonetic distinctions related to semantic distinctions).

So I've seen quite frequent occurences of such use of middle dots in Latin transcriptions of Minnan, notably after a base letter "O" or "o" (which may also have other diacritics on the letter: an accute, grave or circumflex accent, or a macron or vertical bar above it)

Are there other languages?

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