Re: Unicode 5.1, Egyptian Transliteration, and Fonts

From: Charles (
Date: Mon Dec 03 2007 - 17:51:40 CST

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    Michael Everson wrote:

    >You have not understood.

    Granted; I interpreted the description as implying that the accent should
    sit atop the Latin letter.

    >u+0301 and U+0313 both sit in front of capital Greek letters and atop
    >small Greek letters.

    >u+0301 and U+0313 both sit atop capital and small Latin letters.

    >The required behaviour is for something like U+0313 to sit in front
    >of capital Latain letters and atop small Latin letters. U+0313 can't
    >do that, since it already has a behaviour in Latin.

    >Language-tagging for "Egyptological transliteration" is not, I think,
    >an option. The proposed solution, to use U+0486, works quite well.

    I agree. Language support to deal with unusual behaviour of one letter would
    appear extravagant.

    Charles Cox

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