Re: Origins of w

From: Andreas Prilop <>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 18:26:28 +0200 (CEST)

On Mon, 16 Apr 2012, arno.s wrote:

>> U+1E96 has the note "Semitic transliteration". Indeed U+1E96 to
>> U+1E9A are used for transliterating Arabic according to ISO 233.
>> "w with ring" is "waw with sukun".
> but *any* consonant occurs with sukun, so why did they not
> encode "b with ring", "d with ring", "d with dot below
> and ring above" and so on?

This is mysterious.

ISO 233-1984 shows under "Vowels and diphthongs":

The ring/circle is printed *after*, not above the letter,
which suggests spacing U+02DA.

ISO 233-1984 identifies this ring/circle to have
code position 4/10 in ISO 5426.

ISO 5426-1983 defines character 4/10 as non-spacing "circle above"
that *precedes* the letter, whereas U+030A follows the letter.
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