Re: Level of Unicode support required for various languages

From: David Starner (
Date: Wed Oct 24 2007 - 21:23:33 CDT

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    On 10/24/07, Andrew West <> wrote:
    > Indeed. Even English requires combining marks if you want to support
    > Old English other than normalised Early West Saxon, e.g. œ̄þel or
    > o͞eþel (oe ligature with combining macron or oe with combining double
    > macron). And I guess that there are a few of us on this list who would
    > say that fully supporting OE is absolutely required for English as a
    > whole.

    Not ISO 639-1 en English. Frankly, I can't imagine any one honestly
    expecting full support for OE from a system that claimed to support
    English. Furthermore, dictionary diacritics are vastly more common in
    English printed material then the Old English diacritics.

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