Re: preparing a PUA specification (for historical Polish text)

From: André Szabolcs Szelp (
Date: Mon Apr 12 2010 - 02:30:28 CDT

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    I think it would be a good idea to contact MUFI and ask whether they'd
    include these characters. They share a lot with them in common, even
    though they must be considered early modern instead of late mediaeval.

    BTW, I think your combining "small EZH as combining character" can be
    considered a variant of the COMBINING CEDILLE, or to be more exact, it
    _is_ a CEDILLE, and the orthography specifies it's placement for D, D
    WITH ACUTE and R (slightly more to the right than to the center),
    which does not even conflict as (an actual)* cedille is note employed
    for these letters otherwise; the CEDILLE itself is a little Z
    (zed-ille 'little Zed'), which was commonly written in the ezh form

    * what is called "R WITH CEDILLE" in Unicode is actually an "R WITH
    COMMA BELOW", as is the case with the other Lithuanian G WITH CEDILLE,
    L WITH CEDILLE, K WITH CEDILLE. It just has not been insisted on, as
    with Romanian, to separate the two distinct concepts of cedille and
    comma below.

    On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 7:32 AM, Janusz S. Bień <> wrote:
    > I intend to document characters used in historical Polish texts and to
    > identify those of them which are absent both in Unicode and MUFI
    > specifications, cf.
    > The next stage will be to assign PUA code point to them, primarily for
    > the purpose to encode the texts systematically for inclusion in the
    > search engine
    > At this stage my question is purely technical: what is the best form
    > to prepare and maintain such a specification?
    > My idea is to use at least two files, similar to UnicodeData.txt and
    > NamedSequences.txt. Is this the right way to go?
    > Best regards
    > JSB
    > --
    >                     ,
    > dr hab. Janusz S. Bien, prof. UW -  Uniwersytet Warszawski (Katedra Lingwistyki Formalnej)
    > Prof. Janusz S. Bien - Warsaw University (Department of Formal Linguistics)

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