From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Dec 15 2009 - 08:31:53 CST
On 15 Dec 2009, at 13:28, Doug Ewell wrote:
> Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven <asmodai at in dash nomine dot org>
>> Actually ĳ is unbreakable from a language point of view. You cannot
>> hyphenate any words using it like blijdschap into bli-jdschap.
> I'm not sure this particular argument proves what you want it to
> prove. In English you cannot insert a hyphen between the T and H in
> "bother," or between the S and H in "fishing." But that says
> nothing about whether the two characters are considered a single
> letter in English, or whether they should or must be written as a
> ligature. Your other arguments are more convincing.
Casing behaviour of ĳ Is also different from that of ij. Ĳ would be
IJ, never, ever Ij. In crosswords, ĳ fills a single box; the same
cannot be said of English th or sh.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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