From: Michael Everson (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Mar 27 2009 - 07:12:54 CST
On 27 Mar 2009, at 12:27, Karl Pentzlin wrote:
> This position is strongly supported by the German comments to PDAM7,
> which explicitly request the inclusion of Old Hungarian.
Those comments are out of scope of the PDAM however.
> Germany favors to encode the eight ligatures which
> correspond to single Latin letters:
> U+10CF0 OLD HUNGARIAN CAPITAL LETTER Q
> U+10CF1 OLD HUNGARIAN CAPITAL LETTER W
> U+10CF2 OLD HUNGARIAN CAPITAL LETTER X
> U+10CF3 OLD HUNGARIAN CAPITAL LETTER Y
> U+10CF4 OLD HUNGARIAN SMALL LETTER Q
> U+10CF5 OLD HUNGARIAN SMALL LETTER W
> U+10CF6 OLD HUNGARIAN SMALL LETTER X
> U+10CF7 OLD HUNGARIAN SMALL LETTER Y
These are all duplicate characters, as all can be composed as
ligatures. If these are encoded, there will be ambiguity between the
"precomposed" letters and the normal ligatures.
> as in the context of the concurrent use of the script
> with the Latin script, there especially names written
> in Latin must be able to be represented uniquely
> and reversibly in the Old Hungarian script, not
> confined to names which are inherently Hungarian.
Old Hungarian is not a cipher for the Latin alphabet.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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