Re: Abkhasian pe with descender?

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Fri Nov 09 2007 - 17:36:13 CST

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    At 14:59 -0800 2007-11-09, Eric Muller wrote:
    >Michael Everson wrote:
    >>No, because the standard distinguishes between GHE WITH MIDDLE HOOK
    >So what's your solution?

    I am inclined to encode the unencoded PE WITH DESCENDER.

    >With the only difference between the [Lomtatidze] and [Chirikba]
    >styles being that pe and ghe have middle hooks vs. descenders, and
    >with no known case of contrast between the two,

    Letters are letters. I don't believe a *contrast* was shown between
    GHE WITH MIDDLE HOOK and GHE WITH DESCENDER when the latter was
    encoded recently, and there is no question

    >it seems to me that, in the context of Abkhaz, we are better saying
    >this is a glyph difference, and we can avoid fragmenting the
    >representation of text for a relatively small community.
    >[Linguarium] has settled on U+04A7 and U+0495, and I followed that
    >for the UDHR.

    I've got an Abkhaz who has just last week contacted me and he has
    said that he considers the letters to be different. There are many
    orthographies for Abkhaz. It may be inconvenient for there to be so
    many letters (Latin and Cyrillic) used for it, but that's history for

    >I have obtained a scan of Bgazhba, by the way (thanks to Debbie Anderson).

    Sorry, what is Bgazhba?

    Michael Everson *

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