From: Michael Everson (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Apr 02 2008 - 08:45:18 CST
At 18:19 +0400 2008-04-02, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>31.03.08, 18:54, "Doug Ewell" <email@example.com>:
>> My first question still remains: why does the code point matter?
>We already use unicode fonts (mainly on the web). Shifting to a new
>code for PE WITH DESCENDER will cause troubles with searching.
>But since it is possible to change the glyph for 04A6/7, it is not a
>problem any more.
>Untill recently I didn't know that such a glyph change was possible,
>because Unicode already has middle hooks (??, ??...) and descenders
>(??, ??...) encoded separately.
They are encoded separately because they are different glyph elements
in Cyrillic. If it really is the case that a new letter is being used
in Abkhaz, then a new letter should be encoded.
We lack authoritative information about the change from one
orthography to another.
-- Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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