From: Christoph Burgmer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jul 15 2009 - 09:22:34 CDT
Am Dienstag, 14. Juli 2009 schrieb Christoph Burgmer:
> Am Dienstag, 14. Juli 2009 schrieb Asmus Freytag:
> > What you have is a typographically the same thing as if you took the
> > U+00B0 DEGREE SIGN and moved its circle down from its superscript
> > position into a subscript position.
> > The two characters that come closest are U+02F3 MODIFIER LETTER LOW RING
> > and U+302D IDEOGRAPHIC ENTERING TONE MARK.
> > The latter is a combining mark (intended presumably for ideographs - and
> > therefore suspect in terms of whether typical implementations would
> > yield correct alignment with Latin letters). However, the placement of
> > this character relative to the baseline is close to what the samples
> > show - at least in some fonts.
> > The former may be too low: the sample glyph in the Unicode code charts
> > rests entirely below the baseline - depending on the font, even quite
> > far below.
> > A new character,
> > SUBSCRIPT RING
> > would be my recommendation
> How would we treat letter case as of UTR#21? Even using full stop for the
> compulsory neutral tone turns up wrong title case (example in Python):
> >>> "bu jy.daw".title()
> 'Bu Jy.Daw'
> Though in my eyes it should be
> 'Bu Jy.daw'
> Would UTR#21 even handle those cases? Would such a character fall into the
> "Letter Modifier" class?
I'd like to re-raise this question more explicitly for the compulsory neutral
tone, as its usage seems to be official.
Would one map this glyph to the full stop U+002e , as Y.R. Chao probably
designed it, and which is used in IPA to separate syllables, or rather look
for a character falling in the class "case-ignorable" so that the titlecase
algorithm from UTR#21 takes effect?
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