Re: s-j combination in Unicode?

From: Andries Brouwer <>
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2013 02:13:16 +0100

On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 10:06:22AM +0100, Karl Pentzlin wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 14. Februar 2013 um 14:38 schrieb Andries Brouwer:
> AB> and learn from Karl Pentzlin about n3555.pdf where Michael Everson
> AB> proposes U+1E0A2 LATIN SMALL LETTER ESJ (and many other characters).
> AB> This document is from 2008. What is the status?
> ... we finished the work focusing on the German characters.
> While I have no special information on the Danish and Norwegian
> dialectology characters, I know that the Swedish landsmålsalfabetet is
> used in several publications from the 19th century until now. While it
> was quite stable from the beginning on, it has undergone some minor
> revisions, and there are variants.

Yes. I found a number of sources, and they show a lot of variation.
If there is a proposal here, then the origin of the symbols
should be indicated more precisely than just calling them
"from landsmålsalfabetet". This s-j overstrike does not occur
in the sources I have seen so far.

Furthermore, as far as I can see, landsmålsalfabetet is a phonetic
alfabet designed to reproduce Swedish dialect sounds, and hence has
a large repertoire of phonetic signs. The fragment of text I showed
was not from dialectology, but just from a novel written in Elfdalian.
The symbols are meant to be those of ordinary orthography.

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