From: Michael Everson (email@example.com)
Date: Sat May 05 2007 - 11:06:44 CST
At 12:25 -0400 2007-05-05, Marnen Laibow-Koser wrote:
>>Dotted consonants are no longer used in the standard spelling of
>>Irish, but they are encoded nonetheless.
>The words "no longer" are the crux of your point here, I think.
>Dotted consonants are part of an older spelling standard,
"Standard" in this sense is much much less rigorous than is the
notion of Deutsche Rechtschreibung.
>Now, I think I still favor encoding it -- after all, there's no
>adequate way to represent it with what we have, and people certainly
>*are* using it in non-trivial numbers. But I thought that the
>arguments you advanced in this post were a little thin.
Well, I wasn't trying to argue the whole case; I just mentioned a few points.
-- Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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