From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Mar 30 2008 - 16:37:30 CST
Kenneth Whistler <kenw at sybase dot com> wrote:
>> PE WITH MIDDLE HOOK (U+04A6/7) is used only in Abkhaz:
>> Is it possible (as an exception) to move historic PE WITH MIDDLE HOOK
>> to another position and place PE WITH DESCENDER (which is used in
>> modern language) to 04A6/7?
> No. Such moves are completely disallowed in the standard, for any
Since we all know it is not possible to move a character to a different
code point, the first question that occurred to me was, what would be
the perceived advantage in doing so? Since the requester knows that his
request would be exceptional, he must assume there is a pretty good
reason for the general rule against moving characters. What makes this
The second question was why the requester considers the Abkhaz language
(or its Cyrillic orthography) "historic" and not a "modern language."
Abkhaz is spoken by more than 100,000 people and the character Ҧ/ҧ is
part of the current orthography.
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