Re: Pashto yeh characters

From: David Starner (
Date: Wed Jul 28 2010 - 10:22:18 CDT

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    On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 10:51 AM, Andreas Prilop
    <> wrote:
    > On Tue, 27 Jul 2010, David Starner wrote:
    >> MacArabic, Windows-1256 and ISO-8859-6 are all standards for
    >> the encoding of Arabic. Thus U+0649 must be an Arabic character;
    >> existing use in both those sets and in Unicode say that is.
    > By that circular logic, "S with cedilla" and "T with cedilla"
    > must be Romanian letters because they are included in ISO-8859-2.

    They are the exception that proves the rule. I would say that, and the
    counter-argument would be that Romania, specifically and overtly,
    demanded that S with comma and T with comma be created for Romanian.
    The reason "S with cedilla" and "T with cedilla" aren't considered the
    right characters for Romanian is nothing more and nothing less than an
    overt act by ISO and Unicode. (There's certainly nothing about the
    characters; the S with cedilla and S with comma is in free variation
    in the Romanian texts I've seen, including one designed to teach young
    children how to read and write.)

    Kie ekzistas vivo, ekzistas espero.

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