From: Kenneth Whistler (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jul 13 2009 - 16:18:55 CDT
> ... but Chao's dictionary does specify:
> A small circle before a character or a syllable indicates
> optional neutral tone. [p. xxxvii]
> I agree with Charlie Ruland's guess that Chao intended this as -
> in our terms - a "half-width" version of U+3002 IDEOGRAPHIC FULL STOP.
> It is definitely neither U+2092 LATIN SUBSCRIPT SMALL LETTER O
> nor U+2080 SUBSCRIPT ZERO .
In that case, Unicode has just what the doctor ordered:
U+FF61 HALFWIDTH IDEOGRAPHIC FULL STOP
The main problem with insisting on etymological correctness,
however, is that U+FF61 may not be as well-represented in
general purpose fonts as some of the other choices.
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