Re: GR and letter case

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Wed Jul 15 2009 - 10:10:52 CDT

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    On 7/15/2009 7:22 AM, Christoph Burgmer wrote:
    >> 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 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?
    The former.

    The titlecase algorithm in UTF#21 is a generic one. It cannot cover all
    uses of all characters in all languages and notations. If you want to
    guarantee a certain result for special notations you would need to
    either provide a special algorithm or correct the results by hand.

    Adding a special period, just to get special behavior, is out of the
    question (meaning, the UTC will never agree to this).


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