Re: s-j combination in Unicode?

From: Erkki I Kolehmainen <>
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2013 13:05:12 +0200

Finland did earlier work to have some characters of the Swedish "landsmålalfabetet" successfully encoded (in 2005). The characters were those needed for the publication of a dictionary of the Swedish dialects spoken in Finland (as Swedish is the second official language of Finland). We felt at the time that we didn't have the expertise to propose the full repertoire, which we also considered (and still do) to be the responsibility of Sweden.


Erkki I. Kolehmainen

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Lähettäjä: [] Puolesta Karl Pentzlin
Lähetetty: 15. helmikuuta 2013 11:06
Vastaanottaja: Andries Brouwer
Aihe: Re: s-j combination in Unicode?

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?

In fact, the workgroup on the German dialectology characters (Teuthonista and related systems) tried to contact dialectologists from the neighbouring Scandinavian areas. N3555 was an early collection of the characters which could have been addressed by such a collaboration.
However, while we got funding via the University of Passau (Bavaria,
Germany) for the German characters, we failed to get such from Scandinavian sources. Therefore, 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. As a proposal must consider this in detail, some research is necessary which must be funded. This is the reason that landsmålsalfabetet, while being a definite candidate for encoding, is not yet encoded.

- Karl
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