From: John H. Jenkins (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Apr 29 2008 - 16:06:15 CDT
So are you looking to foster discussion on the subject? Or are you
trying to get the UTC to make the addition?
If the latter, then you should start the formal proposal process,
which is explained at <http://www.unicode.org/pending/
proposals.html>. This mailing list is not a good place for getting
proposals actually worked on, since it has a different purpose
On Apr 29, 2008, at 11:19 AM, Benjamin M Scarborough wrote:
> It seems odd to me that the Latin letters for tones three and four in
> the 1957 Zhuang orthography are still unified with CYRILLIC LETTER ZE
> and CYRILLIC LETTER CHE. I believe there is enough evidence for
> 1. In Unicode 5.1, CYRILLIC LETTER QA and CYRILLIC LETTER WE were
> disunified from LATIN LETTER Q and LATIN LETTER W, so there's a recent
> 2. The five 1957 Zhuang tone letters were meant as modified versions
> the digits 2 through 6, but ZE and CHE were derived from other sources
> alongside the rest of the Cyrillic alphabet.
> 3. With the exception of Zhuang, ZE and CHE represent [z] and [tʃ]
> some near variant of those). In Zhuang, they're used for tones ([˥]
> [˦˨] respectively), indicating that ZE and CHE were not chosen for
> their existing use, but for their resemblance to 3 and 4.
> Based on this, I believe a case can be made to disunify LATIN LETTER
> TONE THREE and LATIN LETTER TONE FOUR from CYRILLIC LETTER ZE and
> CYRILLIC LETTER CHE.
> --Ben Scarborough
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