RE: Are Latin and Cyrillic essentially the same script?

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Thu Nov 18 2010 - 10:04:30 CST

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    From: [] On Behalf Of André Szabolcs Szelp

    > AFAIR the reservations of WG2 concerning the encoding of Jangalif
    > Latin Ь/ь as a new character were not in view of Cyrillic Ь/ь, but
    > rather in view of its potential identity with the tone sign mentioned
    > by you as well. It is a Latin letter adapted from the Cyrillic soft sign,

    There's another possible point of view: that it's a Cyrillic character that, for a short period, people tried using as a Latin character but that never stuck, and that it's completely adequate to represent Janalif text in that orthography using the Cyrillic soft sign.


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