From: Jukka K. Korpela (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Dec 26 2007 - 16:06:48 CST
Upshur Whittock wrote:
> My father in law is the music minister at a Presbyterian church near
> Washington. Last week at church, we sang a hymn that was based on a
> Polish folk hymn, and the name had a "w" with a cedilla (not a comma)
It might help to know the name of the hymn, or at least the word where
"w" with cedilla appears. Was the name hand-written or printed or
produced with a word processor?
> Has anybody ever come across such a thing?
I haven't, and it sounds odd. Polish does not use the cedilla, and in
Unicode, the only precomposed character of the type "w with ... below"
is w with dot below. So it would be some ancient or specialized, fairly
> Does anybody know if
> this is just some weird one of a kind aberrance, or whether there
> might be some history of this letter being used?
I would vote for a casual error in data, but I cannot imagine any
particular reason why it would appear. In some other context, it might
be an attempt at adding a diacritic on "w" and producing a wrong one,
but Polish uses no diacritic on "w".
Jukka K. Korpela ("Yucca")
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