From: Michael Everson (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Nov 30 2007 - 16:45:28 CST
At 16:28 -0600 2007-11-30, Benjamin M Scarborough wrote:
> >3. Spiritus lenis in Cyrillic is U+0486 COMBINING CYRILLIC PSILI
>>PNEUMATA. In Cyrillic, this sits atop both uppercase and lowercase
>>letters. But in Latin, it could sit atop a lowercase letter, and be
>>preposed before uppercase letters. It could be used with I for
>>Egyptian and A and U for Ugaritic transcription.
>This sounds reasonable, if a seemingly odd unification. Still, it's
>probably more acceptable than adding another combining mark or six more
>letters that would closely resemble existing character sequences.
It might well be semi-productive. It's no more bizarre than having
COMBINING COMMA ABOVE have different behaviours in Latin and Greek.
>This will also require changing the script of U+0486 from 'Cyrillic' to
Only if it matters.
>I suppose that U+0313 COMBINING COMMA ABOVE could theoretically be
>given special positioning behavior when used with Latin A, I, and U if
>such combinations are not already used orthographically,
>but I'm sure this would only be a burden on rendering attempts and should be
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