Re: s-j combination in Unicode?

From: Leo Broukhis <>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:00:43 -0800

Everything dialectology-related is a "fancy presentation" of the
phoneme attribute markup.


On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 5:51 PM, Asmus Freytag <> wrote:
> On 2/13/2013 2:56 PM, Leo Broukhis wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 11:31 AM, Andries Brouwer <> wrote:
>>> I wondered how to code an s-j overstrike combination in Unicode.
>> I'd write "s ZWJ j" and use a font that has the appropriate ligature.
> These features in Unicode aren't intended as just "hacks" to get the right
> appearance. The idea is that you can encode the intention of the author more
> directly. Unless the overstruck sj form happens to be nothing more than
> fancy presentation of an otherwise normal <s, j> sequence.
> A ZWJ doesn't let you indicate whether you want an overstuck form or some
> other fused form, that choice would reside in the font - making the solution
> font dependent - which doesn't quite seem the correct approach.
> Otherwise, why not use the BS control code. In the old days of teletypes
> that would nicely produce this "overstruck" effect. No need to define
> another format character if all you want to do is restore the semantics of
> that old control character.
> A./
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