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

From: CE Whitehead <>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:04:09 -0400

 I personally do not see why these supplemental characters cannot be created, as done for other Latin-1 characters (

I'm a bit confused though, and have a question: how are characters from current Marshallese texts and from new texts with the new characters going to be properly matched? Could four such characters also be supplemented with Phillipe's first suggestion, a new combining cedilla which the characters would decompose to, along with the base character in each case? :
> Can't we imagine :

>> Dominikus Dittes Scherkl schrieb:

Is there anyway that the combining cedilla can be restricted to combining with certain letters? I guess not; sigh.

Hmm -- I just got finished reading at unicode for the second or third time (I don't know why I keep rereading this but I do) that much of the confusion caused by combining of letters in IDNs is the problem of the higher level domain registries, not of unicode, but yes perhaps a new combining cedilla would create one more problem for the IDNs??(Would it help "phishing" by that much to have one more character to play with?)

Nevertheless Asmus says that it is likely that the four precomposed characters probably at some point somehow will be decomposed.

> As data is shipped around and processed in various parts of a

> normalization state for their data. They may get composed, decomposed,
> or they may miraculously remain in whatever mixed normalization state

> The point is, any technical argument or design decision that implies

> A./
I don't see how else mapping to old texts can be done anyway if there is nothing for the new characters to decompose to. Will each then decompose to the base character and the current cedilla? Is this is not going to cause the same problems that we have now? Or am I wrong? In any case what are they going to decompose to? To the old base character and nothing? Is that a possibility at all? Or would it be a disaster? (Just a question; since I am not familiar with Marshallese, I can't answer it myself.)


--C. E. Whitehead
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