From: Karl Pentzlin (email@example.com)
Date: Fri May 23 2008 - 05:08:49 CDT
The turned comma is used as a letter in Hawaiian
(denoting the glottal stop).
The punctution mark U+2018 LEFT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK
has the correct appearance and could be used, but there
is U+02BB MODIFIER LETTER TURNED COMMA (which of course
is better suited for use as a letter due to its properties).
The full stop is used as a letter in Tlingit (spoken in Akaska and
British Columbia), denoting the glottal stop (see e.g.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tlingit_language or the attached
picture of a museum display in Juneau, Alaska).
Why there is no MODIFIER LETTER FULL STOP in analogy to the
MODIFIER LETTER TURNED COMMA?
Has a proposal to encode a MODIFIER LETTER FULL STOP (MODIFIER
LETTER BASELINE DOT seems to be a more appropriate name) based
on such evidence (i.e. some more examples and a more thrustworthy
source for its use than Wikipedia) any chance to be successful?
- Karl Pentzlin
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