Re: Case-folding dotted i

From: David Starner <>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:34:30 -0800

On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 6:40 PM, Joó Ádám <> wrote:
> The fi ligature’s i is a dotted i: its dot is ligated with the
> ascender of f. Had the i been dotless, there wouldn’t be point in
> ligating in the first place. Adding an explicit dot on top is forcing
> English and other Latin-script languages to conform to a unified
> model, which fits the whole set of languages written in the modern
> Latin script, including Turkish.

There's a unified model either way, and you've made the most common
case, by a factor of 10, the more complex one. You haven't done
anything about the soft-dotted property; a working system still has to
know that people pressing the i key and then adding an accent or
vector symbol expect the dot to disappear.

Kie ekzistas vivo, ekzistas espero.
Received on Fri Feb 01 2013 - 00:40:37 CST

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