Re: Latvian and Marshallese Ad Hoc Report (cedilla and comma below)

From: Michael Everson <>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 09:22:58 +0100

On 21 Jun 2013, at 09:09, "Jrg Knappen" <> wrote:

>>> * Add preemptively LATIN [CAPITAL|LOWERCASE] LETTER * WITH CEDILLA ATTACHED for every Latvian/Livonian character currently in UNicode.
>> Why? Latvian and Livonian don't use letters with "proper" cedilla attached.
> Maybe my english wasn't perfect here; of course I think that for writing Latvian the existing characters shall be used. I meant "for" in the sense of "foreach" or "for loop" in programming languages.

I have no idea what that means. You want to add a bunch of new non-decomposed characters with a proper cedilla why?

> And yes, I think not only the four character required for marshallese, but also the other ones (g, k, and r).


>>> (Don't use terms like MARSHALLESE [CAPITAL|LOWERCASE] LETTER [M|N] -- such entities don't exist from a character encoding point of view.)
>> Yes they do. Cf. U+0406 CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER BYELORUSSIAN-UKRAINIAN I. The character name exists to distinguish it from other characters and to guide the user in the character's use.
> But that character exists as a base letter with a distinct shape. There is no distinct base letter marshallese m or n.

There is no decomposition. There is no base character + diacritic. The whole thing is a "letter" used in Marshallese. (It's just a name.)

Michael Everson *
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