Re: Mark-Driven Script Categorisation

From: Philippe Verdy <>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2012 23:13:13 +0200

2012/5/17 Richard Wordingham <>:
> On Thu, 17 May 2012 22:14:55 +0200
> Philippe Verdy <> wrote:
>> It has x just like the rest of the Basic Latin alphabet, in one of its
>> input modes.
> Which keyboard layout are you looking at?  When present, it's usually
> got by pressing <SHIFT> and the key used for U+0EAD LAO LETTER O.  It's
> normally the only Latin *letter* enterable without invoking some
> other switch.  You can look at the Microsoft keyboard page
> (,
> or at the Duang Jan keyboard as supplied by LaoSoft (p9 of

OK, OK.... So this looks like there's an 'x'-like letter in the Lao
script. But why should it be the Latin letter with all its allowed
variations, its dual case, its cursive joining, its serifs ? May be
the letter x was chosen because it has the property of a letter and
not a mere symbol. But then this means that the Lao script needs a new
letter of its own.
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