From: Mark Davis (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jan 19 2009 - 17:59:12 CST
"no longer customarily used in modern texts" is pretty much what archaic
means. These are listed as Archaic in the Unicode book - if they are not, we
should correct that (although it is unclear from your message).
BTW, I added the blocks and subheaders to the Unicode Utilities, so, for
example, the following lists all cases where the subhead contains the word
If anyone cares about the details: [:subhead=/(?i)archaic/:] means the set
of all characters whose subheader in Nameslist.txt contains the letters
"archaic". The (?i) is regex syntax for a caseless comparison.
On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 11:52, Aiet Kolkhi <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > U+10F1 ( ჱ ) GEORGIAN LETTER HE
> > U+10F2 ( ჲ ) GEORGIAN LETTER HIE
> > U+10F3 ( ჳ ) GEORGIAN LETTER WE
> > U+10F4 ( ჴ ) GEORGIAN LETTER HAR
> > U+10F5 ( ჵ ) GEORGIAN LETTER HOE
> > U+10F6 ( ჶ ) GEORGIAN LETTER FI
> I do not think these Georgian characters can be considered obsolete.
> True, they are no longer used frequently in modern texts, but they
> have been massively used during the past 2000 years and are often used
> in contemporary writings when quoting older proverbs or older texts.
> U+10F6 ( ჶ ) has slightly shorter history though, as it was introduced
> later and has been mainly used for foreign words. But still, I am not
> sure we can consider it obsolete.
> Aiet Kolkhi
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