Re: Unicode 5.1, Egyptian Transliteration, and Fonts

From: Charles (
Date: Sun Dec 02 2007 - 04:14:33 CST

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    Michael Everson wrote:

    >2. U+0313 cannot be used for the Egyptological Yod because its case
    >behaviour in Greek does not apply to Latin or Cyrillic. In Latin and
    >Cyrillic, U+0313 sits atop both uppercase and lowercase letters. This
    >happens in natural orthographies for minority languages.

    The same could be argued for U+0301 yet this already serves as the acute
    accent when used with Latin script, positioned above capital letters, and as
    the tonos or oxia accent when used with Greek script, positioned to the left
    of capital letters. Similarly U+0300 serves both as the Latin acute accent
    and the Greek varia accent. These combining marks also behave differently
    when used for Vietnamese. Script/Language dependent behaviour of combining
    accents is already a feature of Unicode, so U+0313 should be able to
    function as both the Greek spiritus lenis and as a diacritic for composing
    the Egyptological Yod when used with Latin script.

    Charles Cox

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